THE DEVELOPMENT HISTORY OF THE SPACE SAVER SPARE

The historical development of the B.F. Goodrich Space Saver tire is reviewed. The foldable tire concept was originated for aircraft applications and then later expanded for an emergency spare in the automotive industry. This paper includes a review of tire construction, molding techniques, safety valves, and the Consumer Education Program. /HSRI/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at the Automobile Engineering Meeting of the Society of Automotive Engineers, October 18-22, 1976, Dearborn, Michigan.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Molick, S A
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148971
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #760740
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM