Snow Storms and Tire Chains in Rural Pennsylvania

Let's Talk Rusty Iron: Rural residents tackled snow drifts with tire chains and elbow grease.

Winter Tire Chains
An array of tire chains and repair parts from a 1946 ad. W: repair links to quickly mend a broken cross-chain on the road. X and Y: replacement cross-chains. Z: strap-on emergency chain. These emergency snow chains were meant to be used three or four to each wheel, and could only be used on spoke wheels or disc wheels with slots. AA: car tire chain. BB: single truck version. CC: double set for use on dual truck wheels.