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Old 8 August 2004, 05:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What were the positively confirmed manufacturers of German WWI aero tires?

Up to now I only know of Continental that was founded in 1871 as

Continental-Caoutchouc- & Gutta-Percha Compagnie

share holding company at Hannover.

I have furthermore heard of the names of "Metz" and "Gothania", but I donīt know of any other and their details.

Anybody out there who knows more about this topic?

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Old 8 August 2004, 10:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks!

Any way to confirm this by an images or a document?

Where was this company exactly located? Any Address? Any advertisement in contemporary aviation magazines?

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Old 9 August 2004, 01:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I always thought Continental was a British company.

Did Germany have any tire manuf. ? They don't now. And most of the rubber came from places controlled by the Brits or the U S.
 
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[b] I always thought Continental was a British company.

Did Germany have any tire manuf. ? They don't now. And most of the rubber came from places controlled by the Brits or the U S.
topgun56, here's a brief overview of Continental AG's history, from 1871 to present - Continental AG. They are still making tires in Germany. HTH
 
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Then why does M-B, Porsche, VW et al use othe manufaures?
 
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[b] Then why does M-B, Porsche, VW et al use othe manufaures?
Audi, BMW, Mercedes, VW and Porsche do use them, they are an o.e.m. Not sure why they would use others, guess some people like choices.
 
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Dan-San Abbott,

any confirmation of Harburg Wein as manufacturer for German Aero Tires available?

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Achim;
This may be of some use to you. Here are two scans of a page from the Gerhard Sedlmayr AUTOFLUG-Berlin-Johannisthal catalogue that came out at end of war. It was full of WWI German instruments and parts-and profusely illustrated. There are too many LARGE pages to scan here. They are oversize pages and It took me some time to get these two image scans down to a size that would fit on theaerodrome.com size restrictions.
You can probably click on view, full scren, to get a larger, clearer image.
The ONLY aircraft tires they offered were from Continental. It is noted that for many other items such as instruments and engine accessories, they offered a wide range of different items to choose from. So I assume that tire offerings were very limited at the time...
If you want to see the full catalogue, the DTM in Berlin, borrowed this catalgue from me about ten years ago, to make a complete copy, and it will be in their reference library.
Here is first image...
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Here is a cropped image so you can see some of the specific information on the 760 x 100 tires. Hope this helps..
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