Hi : A friend of me is looking for some information about 5 bolts wooden fellow demountable wheels. He like to know when [what year] they are used.
I think that are Firestone wheels, but I can not find in [ The car that changed the world ] when and for what car they are used.
Thanks for your answer .
I have a set of Firestone 5 lug wheels. I found 1923 stamp on them, maybe the year made, I don't know. These would have been an accessory item that were on a 1924 Model T I bought a number of years back. Thats all I know, not much LOL
That style of wheel was sold as an after-market accessory for model T Fords and other cars under several different names and by a few different companies. Firestone, Perlman, and even the Jaxon name can be found. Companies were interconnected, with mergers and splits and name changes along the way. Standard Welding company, Weston-Mott, and even a spelling change between Jackson and Jaxon to help confuse the issue.
A quick google look found this past forum thread with some history given. A lot of the thread is about some non-Ford wheels, but most of these companies made wheels for both non-Fords and Ford after-market sales.
Records seem to indicate that wheels such as these were on the market by about 1914 at least. Advertising for them continues to show up well into the 1920s. During the ten or more years that these were made and sold for model T Fords, there were several variations and changes made, especially to the steel cladding for the wood felly. Some of them covered the back side of the felly, some did not.
Recommend you post some photos -- as that will usually help narrow the search down quickly.
Firestone offered demountable rims starting in 1907 (it used to be on the Firestone History page -- but I can't find that. But several sites have that date: see: https://www.slideshare.net/AndrewChin23/firestone-tire-rubber about 8 or 10 slides down)
See 1910 advertisement at: https://books.google.com/books?id=PEikIXHkd_sC&pg=PA634&lpg=PA634&dq=History+of+ Firestone+demountable+rim+wheels&source=bl&ots=naMb_SAxMc&sig=aoj9stwEcwE3nYB4HH GFpoxp2sM&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwizhufVjJHYAhVJSSYKHZraDvsQ6AEIVDAH#v=onepage&q&f =false
See also the following postings:
Shows 5 lug Firestone -- lots of detailed photos of wheels and parts:
Stan-Weld and Pearlman -- also where to obtain reproduction parts for the Stan-Weld see:
And if you think the wheel and rims are European -- then that would open up even more possibilities.
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