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Mystery Solved: June 2015 Mystery Tool Answers

| 8/7/2015 2:30:00 PM

June 2015 Mystery Tool A

June 2015 Mystery Tool A

Portable vulcanizing devices for tires. “The part shown with flanges is missing the bottom half, which was used to patch tubes,” says Dick Kates. The others shown are missing a clamping device used to clamp the part to the tire. You put a patch on the hole or tear, clamped the device on and then filled the pronged portion with gas or alcohol and lit it, cooking the patch.” Identified by Stephen Clemens, Mazeppa, Minnesota; Ram A. Cnaan, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Gary Studebaker, Larwill, Indiana; Richard Bader, Middletown, New York; and Dick Kates, Oakland, Iowa. Photo submitted by Bob Popeck, Batavia, Illinois. See patent no. 1,057,911 for a similar piece.

June 2015 Mystery Tool A

The Adamson Vulcanizer Model S for “private garages and repair shops,” especially designed for repairing inner tubes. Image courtesy Rob Hartmann.

June 2015 Mystery Tool A

Patent no. 1,057,911: Portable vulcanizing device for tires. Patent granted to Cecil F. Adamson, Akron, Ohio, April 1, 1913.


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