Auto and Truck Tire & Tire Accessory Ads

These are just a small portion of the ads that we have for sale. None of these are reproductions, all are original. Most of these are large ads, larger than our scanner bed. Therefore the view shown on the page may not completely show the ad. They are placed in a plastic bag with a cardboard backboard for protection. Please e-mail us with your specific interests.


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Armstrong
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Rhino-Flex Premium Tire. The ad has a drawing of a well-dressed Rhino pointing out some of the features of the tire that is described as "Forward - Backward - Sideways...World's only all-direction safety grip!". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 4, 1953
Saturday Evening Post
1
$8.00
View Tire 6

Armstrong
Black and white 10" x 14" ad for their Safety Features along with their Popular Price. The top headline says "This 'Ounce of Protection' can save your life!" and refers to the Patented Safety Discs that go between each rib to, according to the claim, guard against 9 out of 10 Tire Failure Accidents. A side picture shows how these discs prevent the treads from squeezing together and causing a skid. The headline in the middle of the page says "Now! For the first time in a Premium Tire at a Popular Price!". The text talks more about these Miracle Tires and mentions they were "Unconditionally Guaranteed for 18 Months".
February 22, 1954
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Tire 45

Armstrong
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Rhino-Flex Tubeless Tires. The ad has a picture of a man's hand, clenched into a powerful fist, while holding three Safety Discs between the fingers like a set of rubber knuckles. The ad headline claims this tire will give you a "Knock-Out Punch for Skids and the ad contains photos that try and explain this phenomonom. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
August 15, 1955
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Tire 22

Atlas
Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad for their Tires. There is a series of pictures with the first one showing two police officers chasing a speeding car at night. The story starts off with the words "'We clocked him at 80...' says Chief Ray Brink of Chatham, N.J." and goes on to talk about the higher speeds they had to hit to catch this lawbreaker. It talks about the rough treatment they have put Atlas tires through for the last eight years with no problems. There is another story of a man using Atlas tires on the car that he takes on his hunting trips and claims that "they practically make their own road".
February 28, 1953
Saturday Evening Post
1
$8.00
View Tire 52

Atlas
Black and white 10" x 13" ad for how Round their tires were. There is a picture of one of their Plycron tires with the headline calling it "The Round Tire" and asking "How much rounder is it?". The ad answers that it is "Enough to help it roll 3,000 miles further" and the text goes on to talk about the very precise specifications built into the molds that were used to manufacturer these tires. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
September 16, 1966
Life magazine
0
$7.50
View Tire 40

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B.F. Goodrich
Black and white 9 1/2" x 14" ad for the Quality built into their Silvertown tires. The ad has a picture of a dark-colored car with a "Just Married" sign on the back pulled over to the side of a deserted road with a flat tire. The man, still in his suit, kneels on one leg with tire changing tools in his hand and seems to be begging forgiveness from his new bride. She seems to be taking it well and the ad has her asking "Is this the little flat you promised me?". The ad contains a small snippet of their conversation as he tells her that he should "Switch to Goodrich, I suppose". The ad discusses their construction and shows examples of their Safety Silvertown tire, the Deluxe Silvertown tire and the Life-Saver Silvertown.
June 9, 1941
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Tire 59

B.F. Goodrich
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Ameripol Silvertowns which were made from a synthetic rubber. There is a picture of a mechanic showing one of these tires to a delivery driver who is amazed as the mechanic tells him "35,377 miles on a synthetic rubber tire". The text explains that B.F. Goodrich had been working on these tires for fourteen years and they had actually begun manufacturing them eighteen months before Pearl Harbor. They warn that it is difficult to keep up with the demand but the technology is there. There is also a list of the large American companies that have bought and are using these tires.
October 26, 1942
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Tire 68

B. F. Goodrich
Black and white 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" wartime ad with a photo of a disabled 30-ton General Sherman tank being pulled onto the back of a heavy-duty trailer. The ad headline asks you to "Meet the dragon wagon" and the text explains how B. F. Goodrich had to develop a tire strong enough to haul a load like this off the battlefield. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 20, 1944
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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B. F. Goodrich
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad that assures the reader that the tires manufactured after the war will significantly ourwear the Prewar tires. There is a picture of traveling salesman E.B. Palmer of Denver, Colorado checking the tread of one of his front tires. The headline claims that this is a "Typical example: The New Tire that outwears Prewar Tires" and the text contains a letter that he wrote claiming that his B. F. Goodrich Silvertown tires have 36,664 miles on them and they still have a safe amount of tread left. It admits that tires are still limited since the end of the war and urges you to contact your B. F. Goodrich dealer in advance to get your tires.
December 16, 1946
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Tire 71

B.F. Goodrich
Full color 10" x 14" ad for the Comfortable Ride these tires will give you. There is a picture of one of their tires standing on a Red Velvet pillow with gold trim under the headline that promises that "New B.F. Goodrich tire rides your car on a velvet pillow". The text describes the ride as "You're floating! You're gliding! You're soaring!" and talks about the safety and tread design improvements in the new Premium Quality Silvertowns. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
June 14, 1948
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Tire 42

B.F. Goodrich
Black and white 10" x 14" ad for their Silvertown Tires. There is a picture of a car that is covered by a tarp and a man has removed his overcoat and hat and dropped to his hands and knees to lift the portion of the tarp covering the left front wheel so that he can get a sneak peek. The headline tells us that "The newest new cars are coming through on B.F. Goodrich tires made with with TYREX". The text begins by asking the question that everyone was probably asking, "Wait a minute. What's TYREX" and continues on with a question and answer exchange that explains what it is and that it is being used exclusively on their Silvertown tires.
October 5, 1958
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Tire 49

B.F. Goodrich
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Nylon Truck Tires. There is a picture of three proud-looking businessmen standing with tools of their trade behind B.F. Goodrich tires that they have purchased for their business vehicles. The ad headline, alluding to the businesses that these men represent, introduces "A new BFG nylon truck tire, priced under $19.00 for grocers and cleaners and guys who make wieners". The text talks about their Econo-Miler tire and gives a price for the smallest tire and talks about the tread and bead construction. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
June 26, 1964
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Tire 41

B.F. Goodrich
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for the BFG Silvertown Radial 990. There is a picture of an attractive woman in a short silvery dress lying on the ground and pushing, with one finger, on the trunk lid of a red car. My first reaction at seeing this ad was to recall the movie The Attack of the 50-ft Woman from the Fifties but I don't have time to watch it again. The headline announces that "B.F. Goodrich launches The Radial Age" and the caption under the picture promises "All at once, tire mileage gets an almost unbelievable boost!". The text talks about the changes you will notice in the number of miles a set of tires will last with radial, the traction, the high speed stability and the improved gas mileage.
December 16, 1967
Saturday Evening Post
1
$7.50
View Tire 56

Bobby Unser
Full color 7 3/4" x 10 1/2" ad for their Big Birds. Over a picture of a bird with a Blue Head and a Yellow Beak are the words "Fly with Bobby's Big Birds". The text talks about the variety of different vehicles these tires are made for and it gives an example of the specifications that are built into these tires.
April 1973
Car Craft
1
$7.50
View Tire 37

Bridgestone
Full color 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" ad for their Motorcycle Tires. The ad has a drawing of two fast-moving motorcycles sporting Bridgestone tires and moving, with a cloud of smoke, along a straight roadway. The ad headline challenges you to "Catch 'em if you can" and the ad talks about the G512 and the L303P styles which are available in the Bridgestone Team Mag Mopus model with raised white letters.
May 1984
Cycle World
1
$7.00
View Tire 35

Dayton
Black and white 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" ad for their Daytona Performance Tires. The ad has a picture of one of these tires mounted on a spoked rim and the ad headline claims "There's one that's right for Whatever you drive".
May 1978
Playboy
0
$7.50
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Diamond
Three color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Blowout Protected Tires. The ad has a drawing of a grim-faced lady wearing goggles and a hat tied tight to her head. The ad headline claims that "Even when they dressed like this for motoring..Quality Tires were marked like this - Diamond". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
June 28, 1957
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Tire 10

Dunlop
Black and white 5" x 10 1/4" ad for their High Performance Tires for Automobiles. The headline asks "Supercar?" and answers "Dunlop Super Tires". The text talks about what you DON'T want in your High Performance Tires and wonders why you would buy anthing but Dunlop. Shown in the ad, with captions giving information about each model, are their Gold Seal, their Super Sport 125, the SP-41 Radial and the SP-SPORT Radial.
October 1968
Hot Rod
1
$7.50
View Tire 63

Dunlop
Full color 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" ad for their Radial Rover Truck Tires. The ad has a picture of a Red Truck with a motorcycle strapped into the bed driving along a bumpy road into the mountains with the headline "Live the Legend". The ad text talks about the most grueling off-road race, the East African Safari Rally, where Dunlop has won 15 times since the race began in 1964.
May 1984
Cycle World
1
$7.00
View Tire 36

Du Pont
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for the fact that Nylon tires work best and Du Pont makes nylon. There is a drawing of a double line of cars, bumper-to-bumper, going through a tunnel while a police officer stands guard. The caption says that this is "No time for tire trouble, no time to ignore safety" and the headline proudly proclaims that "Only nylon cord tires can give you utmost safety - surest protection against tire trouble." The text also claims that "The four things a tire cord must do...Nylon does best" and urges you to see your tire dealer for further information.
April 30, 1956
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Tire 76

Firestone
Black and white 7 1/4" x 10 3/4" ad for their Tire Accessories. The ad has a picture of a smiling gentleman in a coat buttoned up at the collar and a driving cap on his head. He is holding a can of their Holdfast All-Rubber Patch Stock and what looks like a curved piece of metal to hold a patch in place until the glue dries. The ad also has drawings of their Hook-on Boot, their Lace-on Boot, a can of Cure-Cut and a can that is tipped over showing a quantity of their Cementless Tube Patches. There is a statement in the ad that explains that the "Most miles per dollar, the Firetone pledge, applies to Firestone Accessories too."
June 1920
Farm Journal
1
$9.00
View Tire 28

Firestone
Three color 7 3/4" x 10 3/4" ad that explains some of the Science involved in their Gum-Dipped Balloon Tires. The ad has a picture of a group of people milling around the door of a building with a sign that identifies an Auto Show taking place inside and a headline that proclaims that "All motordom endorses Firestone". The ad explains how "Every fiber of every cord in Firestone Tires is saturated and insulated with rubber" and talks about how these tires are only available through 149 Factory Branches and Warehouses. Shown at the bottom of the ad are samples that show the tread pattern and very short descriptions of four styles of tires, the Firestone, the Oldfield, the Courier and the Airway.
February 1927
Farm Journal
1
$9.00
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Firestone
Black and white 7 3/4" x 10 3/4" ad that attempts to explain "Why Firestone tires hold all records". It talks about the quality of the cords used on their tires by beginning with the claim that "Firestone owns and operates the world's largest exclusive cord fabric mills". It then talks about the process which first includes twisting the cords before gum dipping them which "saturates and insulates every fiber of the cord with pure rubber". These methods are what allows them to make the claim that "these tires hold all world records for speed, safety and endurance" and allows you to get "More Miles Per Dollar".
April 1929
Successful Farming
1
$8.50
View Tire 51

Firestone
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Tires and other products that allow them to claim to have "Leadership". The headline says that "Extra Values give you Extra Safety" and the ad shows a magnifying glass allowing you to see clearly that "The Firestone Tread is designed with angles and projections to give the maximum traction and non-skid. The brakes can stop the wheels, but the tires must stop the car". The text talks about the Firestone Gum-Dipped Non-Skid Tires being able to outperform other tires and explains that this is due to the Gum-Dipping and the Two Extra Gum-Dipped Cord Plies under the Tread. Pictured in the ad are other products, such as batteries, spark plugs and anti-freeze, that you should consider when you are having your tires changed at you Firestone dealer.
January 7, 1933
Saturday Evening Post
1
$8.50
View Tire 53

Firestone
Full color 10" x 13" ad for their Firestone Supreme. The headline claims that this is "The Only Tire that gives you Protection against All Tire Failures". Specifically the ad claims that these tires are Blowout-Safe, they are Puncture-Safe, they are Skid-Safe and they will be Longer-Wearing. The text identifies this as being a tubeless tire and warns that "Demands for this sensational tire at present exceeds supply, but production is being increased rapidly". They also assure you that "Your safety is our business at Firestone".
1953
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Tire 65

Firestone
Full color 7 1/4" x 10 1/2" ad for their Super Sports Wide Oval tires. The largest picture in the ad is a close-up of one of these tires mounted on a Mag wheel and placed on a red car with the headline calling it "The tire shape of the future - a new concept of tire safety". One of the smaller pictures in the ad indicates that the car this tire is mounted on is a Camaro while another picture shows that this tire is "Nearly two inches wider than your present tire". The text also claims that it is "Built wide like a race tire" simply "To grip better. Corner easier. Run cooler. Stop quicker." It also claims to take less horsepower to move these tires than it does an ordinary tire and taunts that "The new 1967 high-performance cars are on Firestone Wide Oval Tires".
May 1967
Playboy
0
$7.50
View Tire 55

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Firestone
Full color 7 3/4" x 10 3/4" ad for the fact that all tires now made by Firestone are Safe Tires. The text talks about the skilled craftsmen that make these tires, one by one, and then personally inspected. It speaks of the methods used to ensure quality and the 60,000 Firestone Safe Tire Centers.
April 1968
Playboy
1
$7.50
View Tire 66

Firestone
Full color 7 3/4" x 10 3/4" ad for their Sup-R-Belt Wide Oval tires. The ad claims that it is "Like getting two tires in one" because it offers Twice the mileage with Extra Protection. The text describes these tires as being of a polyester cord body and reinforced with two fiberglass Sup-R-Belts. It then explains what the belts are supposed to achieve and how this generation of fiberglass tire is so much better than the earlier ones.
June 1969
Playboy
1
$7.50
View Tire 58

Firestone
Full color 7 1/4" x 10 1/2" ad for their Hard Charger tires. There is a picture of a tricked-out van parked on a grassy field with a boat hitched to the rear. The ad headline alerts us to "Tires for a movin' van" and the text talks about the benefits you will receive by using these tires on your van.
April 1973
Car Craft
1
$7.50
View Tire 38

Fisk
Three color 4 3/4" x 10 3/4" ad for their Red-Top Tires. The ad has a picture of the sleepy little boy holding a Red-Top Tire over his right shoulder and a lit candle in his left hand. The ad headline claims that "Red-Top sales increased five-fold on merit alone" and the ad talks about how these tires survive the lack of good roads in the mountainous South.
April 1922
Successful Farming
1
$8.00
View Tire 27

Fisk
Black and white 9" x 12" ad has an overhead photo of a window-washer who has slipped and is hanging from his safety belt with a long drop below him and a smile on his face. The ad headline claims he is "41 stories in the air...yet safe" and the text explains how their new tires have special fabric to prevent blow-outs. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edge of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 1, 1937
Life magazine
1
$8.50
View Tire 1

Fisk
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" pre-war ad for their Safety-Stripe Tread design. The headline says they are "Striped for Safety" and gives us several examples of ways that, on the highway, stripes mean safety. The explanations claim you will "Stop quicker on wet slippery pavements" with this design, that you can "Look to the extra protection of Fisk's body construction to guard you against blowouts" and, in case you were worried, you can "Listen - But you'll hear no noise from Fisk's Safety Stripe Tread". This ad contains the normal trademark of a sleepy young boy in pajamas holding a Fisk tire over one shoulder and a lit candle in the other hand.
July 14, 1941
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Tire 50

Fisk
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" wartime ad for Fisk Tires. The ad has a cute drawing of a little boy in his sleeper pajamas standing by the side of the road holding a lit candle in one hand and a brand new Fisk Tire in the other. He is trying to talk to a mother hen who is standing by the side of the road with several of her young chicks as a car approaches from the distance. The little boy is saying "Chicken, don't cross that road. He may not be riding on Fisk.". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 21, 1945
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Tire 7

Fisk
Three color 9 1/2" x 12" ad for the brand of tires you should buy when it's time to Re-Tire. The ad has a picture of the Fisk Boy standing next to the back bumper of a car and the bag of golf clubs and fishing equipment that have been unloaded from the trunk. The ad headline warns that "It's Time to Re-Tire...and enjoy life again". The ad text urges you, now that the war is over and tires are available again for passenger cars, to regain safety and security when you drive by buying new Fisk tires. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
June 24, 1946
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Tire 26

Fisk
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for the long-lasting value of their nylon tires. The ad has a colorful picture of the sleepy little boy holding a lit candle and a Fisk tire. The ad headline, trying to sound like the Maytag repairman, claims that "If a Fisk dealer had to wait for his customers to need a new set of tires, he'd probably go broke waiting. Fortunately, customers have friends." This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 19, 1964
Look magazine
1
$7.50
View Fisk 23

Gates
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Air-Float Supreme Tires. There is a picture of a car competing in the Pike's Peak Hill Climb while using Gates tires and the headline urges you to "Take a 14-Day TEST DRIVE". It says that you should "Prove to yourself" that this "Gates amazing new tire outperforms all others...or your money back!". The text explains that you should go to your Gates dealer and purchase these tires for a surprisingly low price. You should then test them for 14-days, as hard as you possibly can, and if you are not completely convinced that these are "the best performing tire you've ever used, bring the tires back to the dealer and he'll refund every penny of your money."
May 14, 1965
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Tire 54

General
Full color 6" x 9 1/2" ad for their New Dual Balloon Blowout Proof Tire. The ad has a colorful drawing of two ladies, one wearing the clothes of an aviator, talking to a man while standing under the wing of an airplane. The ad headline assures us that "General's new Silent Safety Tread adds even greater mileage to the Blowout-Proof Tire".
May 1934
National Geographic
1
$8.50
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General
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Squeegee-General Tire. The ad has a picture of two girls who have parked their white convertible under a tree full of cherry blossoms and they are busy gathering handfuls. The ad headline claims that "You buy the mileage...but The Peace of Mind is Free". The ad explains how these tires will 'wrinkle' when the brakes are applied and this helps get better traction. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 22, 1939
Life magazine
1
$8.50
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General
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their new tire made with Nygen Cord. The ad has a picture of two tugboats going in opposite directions while pulling on rope tied around one of these tires. The ad headline explains that "Two powerful N.Y. harbor tugs couldn't break General Nygen!". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
September 1954
Holiday
1
$8.00
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General
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Tubeless Tires made from Hi-Density Rubber and using Nygen Cord, There is a picture of one of these tires standing proud against a green background and the caption calling it "The tubeless tire that's rolling up terrific mileages." The text claims that the Hi-Density Rubber is an exclusive General Tire development and it gives tougher texture for longer mileage. The Nygen Cord in a confusing statement claims that "pound for pound, stronger than steel cables".
April 30, 1956
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Tire 77

General
Three color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for their Jet-Air Tires. The ad has a picture of one of these tires on a red car and the ad headline calls them "The only premium-quality tire in the low-price field". The features that the ad brags about are the fact that it has twin treads, Nygen cord and Odessa rubber. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 8, 1962
Look magazine
1
$7.50
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General
Three color 9" x 12" ad for their Dual 90 Puncture-sealing Tires. Against a red background the ad shows a tire that is rolling toward a nail that is standing straight up in the road. The ad headline promises that "The incredible puncture-sealing General Dual 90 takes care of itself - and you!". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
June 1, 1965
Look magazine
1
$7.50
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General
Three color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Dual 90 tires. There is a picture of one of these tires standing up against a red background with the three whitewalls also showing against the red background. The caption in the picture tells us that "These three rings...travel in the finest circles" and the text tells us that "When you see these three rings on a tire you know it's the General Dual 90". The text goes on to talk about what makes this tire special, referring to being puncture-sealing and talking about the Duragen Rubber and the Nygen cord.
July 2, 1965
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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General
Three color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their General Dual 90 tires. The picture shows one of these tires standing up against a red background with a series of three white rings across the page. It is explained that "These 3 rings instantly identify the most amazing tire you can buy!" and the text claims improved safety and mileage. It gives much of the credit to the fact they are made with Nygen cord and being made from Duragen rubber which allows it to seal itself in the event of a puncture.
August 27, 1965
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Tire 75

General
Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad for their Dual 90 Tires. The ad has a picture of a man on top of a lighthouse using an eyeglass to look out to the horizon and the headline says "All Alone". The text explains that by using these tires you don't have to worry about driving alone. These tires are premium tires, they are safety tires, they are weather tires and they are puncture sealing tires. They brag that its chief characteristic is integrity and its main mission is protection. A tire this good is worth looking at but you have to go to your General Tire Specialist to see them.
September 18, 1966
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Tire 67

General
Full color 9 1/4" x 12 1/2" ad for their tires that are now made with Hi-Density Rubber and Nygen Cord. The ad has a picture of a mounted tire with a large whitewall shown against a green background. The ad headline identifies it as "The tubeless tire that's rolling up terrific mileages". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
unknown
1
$7.50
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Goodrich
Black and white 7" x 11" ad for their Silvertown Cord Tires. The ad has a picture of a man looking confident as he rests his arm across a brand new Goodrich Silvertown Cord tire. The caption in the picture calls it "America's First Cord Tire" and the ad claims that Goodrich Tires are "Best in the Long Run".
June 1920
Farm Journal
1
$8.50
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Goodrich
Three color 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" ad for their Safety Silvertown tires with Life-Saver Golden Ply. The ad has a photo of a car that has crashed into a pole and there is a crowd of people standing by the car. There is a smaller group standing by the ambulance talking to the police officer who is on the scene. One witness is telling the officer "They had a blow-out! Their car shot off the road - right into a pole. It was terrible.". The ad headline claims that their "New Tire ends Blow-Out Fear - Gives months of extra wear."
April 1934
National Geographic
1
$8.00
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Goodrich
Three color 7 1/2" x 11 1/4" ad for the tire that helps keep people safer from tire blowouts. The ad has a picture of a scene of an accident and the police are talking to a man who was in the car behind a car that suffered a tragic blowout. The ad is quoting him as saying "I was riding right behind them - I heard the bang. Then crash...I'm glad my tires have the new Golden Ply invention that protects me from blow-outs.". The ad headline says "Here's how you can be 3 times safer from Blow-Outs...and get months of extra tire mileage FREE." It explains that the heat inside of a tire is what causes the blow-outs and the Safety Silvertown tires from Goodrich have a Golden Ply built into the tire to resist heat.
July 1934
Better Homes & Gardens
1
$8.50
View Tire 33

Goodyear
Black and white 6 1/2" x 9 3/4" ad for their No-Rim-Cut Tires. The ad has a diagram that compares this new-style tire with the Ordinary Clincher Tires and shows how these new tires will prevent you from destroying your tires when you ride on them once they become flat. A lot of interesting information to be read in this ad including the fact that "64 leading motor car makers have contracted this year for Goodyear No-Rim-Cut Tires". This was in the beginning of the motor car era when it seemed like each state had a half dozen car makers.
May 1911
The World's Work
0
$9.00
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Goodyear
Black and white 7 1/2" x 11 1/2" ad for the new style of tires that is sweeping the nation, Tires with Air. The ad headline tells us that "The Public Wants Airwheels - Here's Why!" and goes into detail documenting how the transition from solid to air tires was made. There are pictures with captions that describe when Airwheels were first used on Airplanes, Buses, Farm Equipment and when they became available as changeovers on cars and as original equipment. The ad includes an interesting array of Benefits and Features that drivers received when finally switching over to this style of tire.
March 1934
Better Homes & Gardens
1
$8.50
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Goodyear
Black and white 7 1/4" x 11 1/4" ad for the development of the G3 Tread. The ad headline introduces "The G3 Mystery" and talks about "How Third Degree methods developed an astonishing New tire". The ad has a picture that shows the unusual tread design of this new tire and has several pictures that show engineers looking the tire over. The text of the ad gives comparisons and statistics that tell the story about what this tire is supposedly capable of and the claim is that it doesn't cost any more to buy.
July 1934
Better Homes & Tires
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Goodyear
Black and white 9 1/4" x 12 1/2" ad for their LifeGuard Tubes. The ad has a picture of a worried man watching as a doctor and a nurse wheel someone away while he thinks "-and I'm to blame!". The ad reminds us that "For safety's sake, remember; There is no such thing as a Blowout Proof Tire!". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
June 28, 1937
Life magazine
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Goodyear
Full color 9 1/4" x 13" ad for their Lifeguard Tires. The ad has a picture of a car on a country road that is labeled as having an all-steel body, safety glass, 4-wheel brakes and a question mark over the tires. The ad headline warns you that "Most cars have these 3 safety features...The 4th is up to you". The information in this ad explains how these "Lifeguards make a blowout harmless". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 30, 1945
Life magazine
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Goodyear
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Super Cushion Tires. The ad has three pictures that are actually the same with different speech bubbles of three men playing golf at a very nice course. They are talking as they wait for the group ahead of them who seem to have only moved about 50 yards off the tee. The one man is asking the others what kind of low-pressure tires he should buy. The one man answers that car-makers are using Goodyear Super-Cushions and the other responds that "the public buys more Goodyear Super-Cushions too" so the answer to the question seems kind of simple. The ad claims that the reasons that these tires are so popular is "A softer Ride!, A Safer Ride!, Fewer Car Repairs!" and "More Mileage!".
May 22, 1950
Life magazine
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Goodyear
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their new Plus-10 tire. The ad has a tread view and a side view under the headline that says "If your sights are set High...". It is described as being the "only All-Nylon Cord passenger-car tire!" and gives Ten reasons why this tire is worth buying. These include being the only all-nylon tire, why nylon is better, safety, 26% more non-skid tread thickness, Resist-A-Skid tread, Full safety traction for life, comfort, scuff-rib, extra beauty and value.
June 30, 1952
Life magazine
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Goodyear
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for the fact that "More people ride on Goodyear tires than on any other kind" with specific attention to their DeLuxe Super cushion. The ad says this claim was "True Yesterday...even truer today" and has a drawing of a car from yesteryear and a picture of the front of a Yellow car that is stopped by the side of a mountainous road and cocked the wheel just a little so the tread pattern of this brand new tire is visible. The text talks about the constant improvements that automobiles are seeing, year after year, and it is important for the tire manufacturers to predict what changes will be coming and make tires that meet them. They also make the claim that "so far has tire building at Goodyear advanced that the cost to you per thousand miles is less than half what it was in 1926!".
July 27, 1953
Life magazine
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Goodyear
Black and white 7 1/4" x 10 1/2" ad for what you can expect if you use Goodyear tires on you car. The ad has a blurred picture of a racecar driving next to a guard rail under the headline "Foyt goes 200.4 MPH on Goodyear tires". The text talks about A.J. testing tires the previous year on the Goodyear test track in Texas and managing to set a closed course record. The ad text further explains that the secret is the addition of Tufsyn but it does not claim that this ingredient is added to passenger car tires.
July 1964
Playboy
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Goodyear
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their LifeGuard Safety Spare. The picture shows a frightened woman pulling her coat tight against the cold and the fear as she stands next to her car with a flat tire on a desolate road in the approaching darkness. The headline says that "When there's no man around...Goodyear should be" and the text talks about how this tire is designed to have a fully-inflated tire inside of the outer tire, the one that is likely to go flat. It describes the durability of the Double Eagle that comprises the outer tire and says that "chances are the Double Eagle will never let her down", if it does the "Lifeguard Safety Spare takes over".
September 18, 1964
Life magazine
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Hood
Three color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their new Hood 400, a tire with "A New Wider, Flatter Tread...". The drawing in the ad shows a Red Car roaring over the top of a hill yet the tires still retain contact with the pavement and the ad claims that with the changes made in their new tires, well "That means more safe mileage!". The text tries to explain some of the logic that went into designing tires at this time and offers the simple thought that "If it's Hood - it's GOOD".
July 21, 1947
Life magazine
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Kelly-Springfield
Black and white 6 1/4" x 10" ad for their tires. The ad has a picture of a horse-drawn wagon with rubber-coated wheels and a close-up of one of these wheels/tires. The ad claims that "After a vehicle tire has persistently made good for over twelve years, it isn't necessary to do more than remind you of the name - Kelly-Springfield".
September 1908
The World's Work
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Kelly-Springfield
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Winter Tires. The ad has a picture that shows the supposed deep-tread pattern that is left in the snow after a Kelly-Springfield Winter Tire has driven through it. The ad headine says "Get Snow-Ability with Kelly Winter Tires" and urges you to "Bite back at ice, snow and mud!". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
November 2, 1962
Life magazine
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Kelly-Springfield
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Heat-Resistant Kelly Tires. The ad shows one of their Celebrity Nylon Extra tires sitting atop a surface being heated by open flames underneath and the headline assures you that "Now, Get Heat-Guard Protection for extra safety and longer wear under today's hotter driving conditions". I guess I didn't realize that 50 years ago they were aware of Global Warming. The text talks about the miracle rubber, Polybutadiene, that was used to make these tires so much safer and there is a small picture at the bottom of the page showing a car driving on a road with grooves like a tire tread in it.
April 5, 1963
Life magazine
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Kelly-Springfield
Three color 7 1/2" x 10 3/4" ad for their Wide Belt 60 Tires. The ad has a drawing of a car where the body has lines drawn to indicate speed yet the tires are not rotating so the Kelly-Springfield Wide Belt 60 lettering is clearly definable. Across the body of the car the words "tough broad" are emblazoned and the text gives information that includes the fact these tires are "tough glass belted polyester cord construction" and discusses and compares the dimension of these tires with others on the market.
June 1970
Playboy
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Lee of Conshohocken
Black and white 5 3/4" x 9 1/4" ad that wishes a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone as well as showing the readers their Lee Shoulderbilt Tire. This ad from the Lee Tire & Rubber Company of Conshohocken, PA talks about how half the people employed by them have been so for over fifteen years. This ad, written two years before the Depression, talks about how Thanksgiving should mean more than an overstuffed stomach. One sentence that I found interesting is "The Nation's health has improved and business in general is above the average, in spite of the 'croakers'".
October 1927
The Atlantic Monthly
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Lee
Black and white 10" x 14" ad for their Super DeLuxe tires that come with a Road Hazard Guaranty. There is a drawing of a car going from an unpaved section of road onto a paved section in such a way that the tire hits at a bad angle with a Scuff-Scrape-Slice. The caption says that an incident such as this would be "...no loss to the holder of a Lee Road Hazard Guaranty". The text gives examples of what it covers and mentions that this guaranty was for 15 months from the time you bought the tire. The ad makes the claim that when you buy a Lee tire, you get "Every Extra - Except Cost".
June 30, 1952
Life magazine
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Michelin
Full color 7 3/4" x 10 1/4" ad for their XC All Terrain Tire. They call this the tire "for people who can't stay on the road". This tire is designed to be used off-road or on paved roads without rattling your teeth. There is a picture of this tire so the agressive tread can be seen and they claim that this tire goes where other tires fear to tread.
January 26, 1987
Sports Illustrated
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Mohawk
Black and white 6 1/2" x 9 3/4" ad for the Mohawk Flat Tread Special Balloon Tire. The ad has a close-up picture of the tread on this tire and claims that if you have four of these tires on your car you will have "A Thousand Shock Absorbers" between your car and the road.
April 1930
National Geographic
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Pennsylvania Rubber Company
Black and white 9" x 12 1/4" ad for their Vacuum Cup Cord Tires. There is a picture of a damp evening in a city and the streets are filled with slow moving cars while, above this, is a picture of the tread pattern of one of this compny's tires. I would have to say that the philosophy of what an effective tread should be has changed quite a bit. The text claims that thse tires are "more and more becoming the rule for better grade cars" and they are guaranteed not to skid.
June 1921
Vanity Fair
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Pennsylvania Rubber Company
Black and white 5" x 13 1/2" ad that talks about how tires are being made again for the family car they will be radically different and vastly impoved. They claim that the techinques being developed now will be "Revolutionizing Transportation" and the ad shows one of the many ways this will be possible. It demonstrates the Vacuum Cup by placing a tire on a sheet of plate glass so the reader can see the improved traction we will have available. They claim that the reason for this advertisement is "To give you proof that, in addition to working to win the war, American inventive genius is also planning for your future."
October 26, 1942
Life magazine
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Pure
Blue and white 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for the Pride 5-Star tire from the Union 76 company. The headline announces that "Pure unwraps the soundest tire investment ever offered" and shows a tire with the protective paper being unwound from it. The text talks about the benefits of this product and about the construction which makes it special.
April 19, 1968
Life magazine
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U.S. Royal
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for the safety and reliability that you will have when your car was equipped with these tires. There ia a picture of a panic-stricken lady who has slammed on her brakes because of a large red truck that has pulled out on front of her and the headline asks "Aren't you glad you're riding on Royals". The text talks about the "hard-gripping tread", about the "quick-stopping tread" and about the "sure-footed tread" on the Royal DeLuxe tires made from Rayon. It calls this a "cooler-running tire", a "lighter tire" that is "stronger through and through".
October 14, 1946
Life magazine
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U.S. Royal
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Master tires with Coloramic Styling. These tires, well known for their Quality, now come with the option of colors other than black. These advanced Tubeless Tires are shown in Damascus Bronze, in Crown Blue and in Valley Green in addition to the standard Black and White. These tires are claimed to be as Enduring as the normal-color tires and the color remains Unblemished throughout heat, cold, rain, snow and sleet but it doesn't say anything about curb scuff.
June 1955
Holiday
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U.S. Royal
Three color 9 1/4" x 12 1/2" ad for their Tiger Paws Tires. The ad has a drawing of several tigers that are shaped like the front end of a certain Pontiac high performance car, being unloaded from a car hauler. The ad headline informs us that these are "Standard equipment on Pontiac's tiger: Tiger Paws" and mentions the new Pontiac GTO. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 17, 1964
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April 25, 1964
Saturday Evening Post
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U.S. Royal
Three color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Tiger Paws Tires. The ad has a drawing of a tiger with a face like the hood and windshield of a car taking a curve at high speed. The ad headline warns you "Don't get tires. Get tiger paws." The ad text mentions that these tires are standard equipment on the new Pontiac GTO "but you can get a set for your car too". It mentions the tire being tested at "120 miles an hour witout a failute" and gives a few other reasons that "made Pontiac pick it as the paw for their tiger".
May 1, 1964
Life magazine
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United States Rubber Co.
Full color 10" x 13" ad for their Royal Master tires. There is a picture of a white car that has pulled onto and parked on the beach with the camera focused on it's right front tire with the huge whitewall. There are several adults playing and resting around this car and the headline claims that "Royal Master owners buy the right tires...then, relaz!". The ad has pictures that explain how "They get Skid Control", how "They get Blowout Protection", how "They get Tempered Rubber",, how safe you will feel "After driving the family car", that you will say to everyone that "It's a Great Relief to my Nerves" and you will also be presented with "This Free Book".
May 19, 1941
Life magazine
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United States Rubber Company
Full color 10" x 13 1/2" wartime ad that talks about the importance of tires for keeping things running in society and how, in wartime with the shortage of rubber, the presence of capable Tire Dealers is needed to keep things going. The headline over a drawing done by Witold Gordon showing a busy town filled with an assortment of retail stores asks "What makes the old town run?". There is a drawing of the sign placed over a United States Rubber Company dealership and the text describes what this man can do for you and your neighbors. The ad also mentions that this company has been working scientifically on rubber for over 100 years, that they are making tires of synthetic rubber for essential cars and some of the types of material that future tires will be using.
May 1, 1944
Life magazine
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United States Rubber Co.
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Royal Master tires. The ad has a picture of the front of a Golfing Country Club and everyone seems to be paying attention to the couple who drove up in the dark car with the Royal Master tires with the wide whitewalls. The ad headline prepares to talk about "Why Royal Master owners get longer, safer drives... and the answer has nothing to do with the golf clubs in their hands. The ad talks about the Skid control, about the blowout protection and about the tempered rubber. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 5, 1941
Life magazine
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Weed
Black and white 6 1/2" x 9" ad for their Chain-Jack. The ad has a drawing of a roadster that has a flat tire. While the father is busy changing the tube in the tire his little daughter is working the chain on the jack. The ad has her saying to Dad "Goodness Daddy! You're Slow - The car is already jacked up!". The ad gives specifications for the four sizes that were available along with their prices.
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National Geographic
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Weed
Black and white 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" ad for their line of Tire Chains. The ad headline encourages you to "Practive Putting on - Weed Tire Chains in the Garage" and the ad has a picture of a lady watching her husband "hookin' them up". The ad also includes "Three Fundamentals" for installing tire chains.
February 1921
The World's Work
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