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Name Kokomo Rubber Co.

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Image of 1979.014.0013 - Postcard

1979.014.0013 - Postcard

Accession Book - Postcard: Fire scene appears to be of Kokomo Tires factory.

Image of 1979.014.0011 - Postcard

1979.014.0011 - Postcard

Accession Book - Postcard: Burned out building, water tower says "Kokomo Tires". Kokomo City Directory, 1926 - "Kokomo Rubber Co, Albert V Conradt Pres, Milton Krause V-Pres, G W Landon Sec, Randolph Mitchell Treas, Mfrs Automobile Tires and Tubes 1016 S Main, Phones 2865-2866"

Image of 1979.014.0012 - Postcard

1979.014.0012 - Postcard

Accession Book - Postcard: Burned out building, water tower says "Kokomo Tires". Water is being poured on collapsed walls

Image of 1979.014.0014 - Postcard

1979.014.0014 - Postcard

Postcard: Fire scene, appears to be of Kokomo Tires factory.

Image of 2003.031.fic.0268 - Print, Photographic

2003.031.fic.0268 - Print, Photographic

Officers of the Kokomo Rubber Co. D. C. Spraker, the inventor of pneumatic bicycle and automobile tires, is seated in the front center. The other three men are not identified.

Image of 2003.031.fic.0269 - Print, Photomechanical

2003.031.fic.0269 - Print, Photomechanical

Early employees of the Kokomo Rubber Co. on the east side of Main Street, south of Markland. Erwin Cooprider is the fifth from the left in the front row. He was born in 1889 and died in 1984.

Image of 2003.031.fic.0459 - Print, Photocopy

2003.031.fic.0459 - Print, Photocopy

Caricature of D. C. Spraker

Image of 2003.031.fic.0460 - Print, Photocopy

2003.031.fic.0460 - Print, Photocopy

D.C. Spraker, maker of America's first pneumatic tire

Image of 1993.101.0130 - Postcard

1993.101.0130 - Postcard

Kokomo Rubber Company basketball team in 1920. Caption in "Howard County: A Pictorial History" (p. 183): The Kokomo Rubber Company fielded this basketball team in 1920. See Notes.

Image of 1993.101.0046 - Print, Photographic

1993.101.0046 - Print, Photographic

The Kokomo Rubber Company at 1016 S. Main Street, where the first pneumatic rubber tires in the U.S. were made. See Notes.

Image of 2007.003.fic.0057 - Postcard

2007.003.fic.0057 - Postcard

Kokomo Rubber Co. Kokomo, Ind. B&W photo of the Kokomo Rubber Co. Brick building, sign above with company name. Name also on side of building, smoke stacks.

Image of 2008.006.0001 - Print, Photographic

2008.006.0001 - Print, Photographic

Framed photograph of Kokomo Rubber Co. employees and their families at the first annual picnic of the company on August 3, 1918

Image of 2009.006.0009 - Postcard

2009.006.0009 - Postcard

Kokomo Rubber Works

Image of 2010.004.0005 - Print, Photocopy

2010.004.0005 - Print, Photocopy

Stretching and shaping of uncured rubber tires utilizing the Swernbuild System, possibly at the Kokomo Rubber Company where William E. Swern, Sr. was employed.

Image of 2010.004.0001 - Print, Photocopy

2010.004.0001 - Print, Photocopy

William Everett Swern, Sr.

Image of 2010.004.0002 - Print, Photocopy

2010.004.0002 - Print, Photocopy

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

Image of 2010.004.0003 - Print, Photocopy

2010.004.0003 - Print, Photocopy

Machine for expanding tires, part of the Swernbuild System and possibly the original design, which was developed by William Everett Swern, Sr. who worked for Kokomo Rubber Company.

Image of 2010.004.0004 - Print, Photocopy

2010.004.0004 - Print, Photocopy

Assembly line utilizing the Swernbuild System, possibly at the Kokomo Rubber Company where William E. Swern, Sr. was employed.

Image of 1979.053.0002 - Postcard

1979.053.0002 - Postcard

Accession book - Postcard: "Chief Kokomo" w/ written story of the chief's life. Also an advertisement of the Kokomo Rubber Co.

Image of 2014.006.0001 - Print, Photocopy

2014.006.0001 - Print, Photocopy

William E. Swern, Sr. as a young man standing on steps of Kokomo Rubber Co., c. 1925