Audio clip: Lyman Reed

Lyman Reed recalls the sad state of tires during the war years:

Lyman Reed: The tires were terrible. Now it's not unusual to go 40,000 or 50,000 miles without a flat tire and all. But then you were having blowouts left and right and then having to try to find a tire and an inner tube and all like that. They had devised a great big sort of semi-rigid patch to put on the inside of the tire when there was a hole in it so that the inner tube didn't poke out through a hole and get punctured. It was called a boot. People nowadays don't have the faintest idea what that was.

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