15 August 2012 @ 09:51 pm
The Puncture Fiend-- Foiled! (Atlas Tyres, 1900s)  

Pops huge.
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noluck_boston: Nightnoluck_boston on August 16th, 2012 03:07 am (UTC)
Captain Clark welcomes you aboard: Eye1angstzeit on August 16th, 2012 03:37 am (UTC)
luke_russell: pic#93957263luke_russell on August 16th, 2012 04:33 am (UTC)
I hate the puncture fiend.
Man Writing Slash: stickfigure SPN salt&burnwrite_light on August 16th, 2012 04:39 am (UTC)
This is what happens to puncture fiends. (see icon)
Dingbat: leather nunquercus on August 16th, 2012 10:09 am (UTC)
Were the roads of 100 years ago really more strewn with broken glass and lost nails than today?
zorinlynx: canadian-lynxzorinlynx on August 16th, 2012 03:46 pm (UTC)
Nope. However, modern tires have a steel belt in them that stops most stuff from getting through and puncturing the tire.

Back then tires didn't have that, so even a small piece of glass meant you had a flat.
Furnace Chant: pic#75939525furnacechant on August 16th, 2012 11:40 pm (UTC)
Yep. Plus they were often made with white rubber, which happens to be softer and weaker. It took a little while before someone noticed that black tires lasted longer because the carbon used to color it strengthened the rubber.
bradygirl_12: catwoman (sixties)bradygirl_12 on August 16th, 2012 03:41 pm (UTC)
What a dastardly fiend!
Mackinzie: Amymackinzie on August 17th, 2012 01:49 am (UTC)
Why is Elvish Abe Lincoln wearing a devil costume?

And why is that guy even remotely happy he's doing it, even if his tires are 'puncture proof?'
willowind76: bettywillowind76 on August 17th, 2012 10:47 pm (UTC)
he's high as f**k, that's why
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