Science: Tubeless Tires

When a puncture wrecked one of his best tubes, Engineer John McGay decided it was time to try his pet idea—eliminate the tube and use the inflated casing alone. He told his repairman just how he thought it should be done. It worked. Since then, in cahoots with Victor F. Barnett, associate editor of the Tulsa Tribune, he has tirelessly preached his tubeless-tire recipe to everybody who would listen.

When Tulsa car owners, adopting the McGay method, got satisfaction from some 600 tubeless tires the city commissioners followed suit. Now all city-owned cars with drop-center rims are tubeless. Plant cars and trucks...

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