Connecting Dots on Rubber Tires
Read this reader's letter about Hoyle Pounds, inventor of the rubber tractor tire.
In reading the well-written articles by Sam Moore (Farm Collector, March and April 2021), I was reminded of a poster I photographed last February at a museum in Winter Garden, Florida.
It features Case dealer Hoyle Pounds. His most famous invention was the rubber tractor tire (Patent No. 1,662,208, awarded March 13, 1928). I have to wonder if Mr. Firestone, who was a friend of Mr. Edison and Mr. Ford and visited them in Ft. Myers, Florida, happened to visit Winter Garden on his way back home to Ohio and learned of Mr. Pounds’ invention. Throughout his life, Pounds continued to invent new equipment. He was the first to adapt LP gas to farm tractors.
Harvesting with a Binder in South Dakota
Check out this reader’s photo of a flax harvest in South Dakota in the 1920s or ’30s.
Rediscovering a Doodlebug
Many years ago, as a boy of 7 or 8, I saw a motorized “thing” on Whetstone Road in Manlius, New York. One of the young men next door had built it. He and his brother would take turns driving it down the street, turn around and come back to their house. A light came […]
Close Look at Old Photo Yields Clues to Engine Collector
Check out one reader’s opinions and observations about a Ford being used to power a water pump.