Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana


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An ad with a photo of the Swernbuild System New Type Expanding Machine, patented in1927, which was developed by William Everett Swern, Sr. who worked for Kokomo Rubber Company. The ad reads: Our new Type Tire Expanding Machine shown above has twenty-four expanding segments, which assures equal expansion through-out the tire. It also has a range sufficient for any size tire and an automatic stop device, which consists of holes in a steel rod, placed to suit the tire to be expanded. this is done by using key shown in contracted machine, which is slipped from one hole toanother for the different size tires. If the centering guides are set for 29x4.40 tire, any four inch tire can be centered without changes other than the pin or key in the stop device. We furnish this machine with any size segments. Shipping weight 500 lbs. Additional information and prices will be furnished upon request. THE SWERNBUILD SYSTEM Kokomo, Indiana

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