What Brand of Tires were Used?

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2015: What Brand of Tires were Used?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rick J. Gunter -- Sparta, Missouri, USA on Tuesday, December 01, 2015 - 10:23 pm:

I have started researching what tires were used on the brass era Model Ts and having a hard time of it. The question of “what tire brands were used on the early Model Ts” has been asked before but I have not really found a complete answer to the question yet. I fairly sure that FIRESTONE and DIAMOND brands were used but what else? What about GOODYEAR, FISK, US TIRES, GOODRICH, and others?

Another question is about the tire repair kits/outfits. Was a tire patch kit supplied with the new cars that matched the brand of tires on the car? If a new Model T came with FIRESTONE tires, was a set of Firestone marked tire tools and patches included; or did someone just throw in a set of tire spoons without regard to the brand of tires on the car?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By charley shaver- liberal,mo. on Tuesday, December 01, 2015 - 10:37 pm:

i think tires are listed on the build sheet. charley


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Val Soupios on Wednesday, December 02, 2015 - 09:08 am:

The build sheet for my '10 Touring shows the car was shipped with Diamond Tires.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chris Paulsen - McPherson, KS on Wednesday, December 02, 2015 - 09:54 am:

I have a handful of early (1909-11) build sheets. The ones I have list: Diamond, Good, and either Fire or Fisk. The explanation pages that accompany the sheet state there are four tire possibilities: Good(year), Fire(stone), Fisk, or US Tire.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Wednesday, December 02, 2015 - 10:57 am:

Surprisingly, the Model T Encyclopedia doesn't have a section on tires. Here's an opportunity for someone to do some historical research.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rick J. Gunter -- Sparta, Missouri, USA on Wednesday, December 02, 2015 - 12:43 pm:

Here's another thread on the topic of tires:

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/477890.html

Does anyone have scans of build sheets they can post?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Val Soupios on Wednesday, December 02, 2015 - 12:51 pm:

Most of them are so faint that they cannot be scanned. I tired doing mine with no success. The way they were reproduced originally was poor and it just gets worse with every copy. There may be a way to enhance them a bit but it is certainly beyond my skill set!


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