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Nesthill Tire Pump
Catalog #: 313,137, Accession #: 175,631
Currently on display
From the Smithsonian Collection
Donated to the Museum in 1947, a this object is a typical automobile tire pump.
Physical Description
artifact. 22" L x 9" W x 3 1/8" D; Brass, T-handled, folding feet. Marked The Nesthill Air Compressor manufactured by Ernest Hill, Beta Works, Sheffield, England.
Details
Locations:
International
Note:
Sheffield, England
Credit:
Gift of Harrington Company
History
Early automobile enthusiasts had to cope with bad roads which damaged their tires. And the tires themselves also contributed to regular blow outs: the first automobile tires were usually adaptations of bicycle tires. They were highly pressurized, and often failed.
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Manufacturer
Ernest Hill, Beta Works, Sheffield, England

Donor
The Harrington Company
Donated to museum in 1947


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