Automotive Industries - 01 September, 1939

For Antarctic Duty
Ten feet in diameter and weighing 700 lbs., this huge tire will be used on the giant snow cruiser (AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRIES, August 1, page 128) of the forthcoming U. S. Antarctic Expedition under the command of Admiral Richard Byrd. The tire is -the first of six to be built by the Goodyear company.
Contrasting a standard tire with the giant are (left to right): Dr. H. T. Heald, president, Armour Institute of Technology; Dr. Thomas C. Poulter, designer of the cruiser and second in command of the expedition, and Paul Litchfield, president of Goodyear.

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