Talk:Tire

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History section - Misattribution and confusion on Vulcanization[edit]

The third paragraph of the history section attributes vulcanization to Goodyear and Robert William Thomson. I suspect this is a reflex, rather than intentional misattribution, since Thomson is mentioned in the first paragraph as having done prior art in pneumatic tires. The reference should be to Thomas Hancock, perhaps with a note on the Goodyear-Hancock(-Moulton) patent controversy: Moulton, an agent in England of Goodyear, is claimed as having showed samples of Goodyear's vulcanized rubber to Hancock in 1843; Hancock took out a patent in England for Vulcanized rubber 8 weeks before Goodrich applied for patent in the US: both were awarded in 1844, Hancock's in May, Goodyear's in June. (This is documented on Wikipedia in articles Vulcanization and Charles Goodyear; also in Mary Bellis' article in About.Com Inventors [1] where Daniel Webster is quoted as saying "Mr. Hancock has been referred to. But he expressly acknowledges Charles Goodyear to be the first inventor," although she does not provide a citation. (One could hope from a transcript of the trial?) However that should work out, Robert William Thompson's name is properly associated with the invention and patenting of the first pneumatic tire, Thomas Hancock and Charles Goodrich with Vulcanization. Tiorbinist (talk) 15:49, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

Tire Recycling[edit]

Very extensive editions about tire recycling are missing the technical purpose of article. Obviously recycling is a very important theme, but the proper place for these informations is the article "Tire Recycling" . (Please, don´t remove the link "Tire Recycling" in the article).

PauloMSimoes (talk) 03:20, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

History missing mention of Macadam and talcum powder[edit]

Rubber ty/tires got considerable help from the invention of Macadam, which deserves at least honorable mention here. So does talcum powder, as it made possible the manufacture of pneumatic inner tubes. Cut any one open and you'll find it; search for why and find silly discussions like this: Inner Tube Powder. --Pawyilee (talk) 04:20, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

Should be separate diagrams for bias and radial ply versions.[edit]

Far as I know, no tire uses both bias and radial plies of cord, though some use bias direction belts, the belts don't go up the sidewalls. If non-copyright diagrams of both types can be found or created they should replace the single diagram of a tire with both styles. Bizzybody (talk) 20:28, 18 August 2014 (UTC)