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How Powel Crosley Jr. Got His Start -5

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  • mrcooby
    by Michael A. Banks ========================== The biggest problem with tire reliners was the fact that each time one was installed, the car s wheel had to be
    Message 1 of 4 , Apr 23, 2006
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      by Michael A. Banks

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      The biggest problem with
      tire reliners was the
      fact that each time one
      was installed, the car's
      wheel had to be demounted
      and the tire removed.
      To eliminate that
      aggravation, Crosley
      decided to make a rew
      liner for the whole tire.

      His reliner was made of
      layers of cloth stripped
      from old tires
      alternating with rubber,
      all formed into the shape
      of a tire.
      (The rew liners actually
      looked like tires without
      tread.)
      The reliner was treated
      so as to vulcanize itself
      to the inside of the
      tire - hence, Crosley's
      trade name: Inside Tyre.
      ==========================
      Next: The beginning of
      the American Automobile
      Accessories Company.
    • mrcooby
      by Michael A. Banks ========================== Ira J. Cooper offered Powel Crosley a deal - he would supply the raw material and manufacturing for Insyde
      Message 2 of 4 , Apr 24, 2006
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        by Michael A. Banks

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        Ira J. Cooper offered
        Powel Crosley a deal - he
        would supply the raw
        material and
        manufacturing for Insyde
        Tyres, if Crosley would
        put up $500 and handle
        sales.

        "I will give you a five-
        hundred dollar credit on
        materials," Cooper told
        him. "After you use that
        up, you start paying for
        the material you get."

        Crosley borrowed the
        money from his father
        and, with Cooper, formed
        the American Automobile
        Accessories Company,
        which also went by the
        trade name "Americo".
        He set up an office at
        621 Main Street in
        Cincinnati, where a
        secretary opened mail and
        handled telephone calls.
        ==========================
        Next: Powel promotes his
        new company.
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