Barry Brown

Mystery RUDGE wire wheel

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I bought this a long time ago  and am having trouble identifying the vehicle it fits. The spoke pattern as you can see is unusual as it is with 

a lot of that legendary company's  offerings. The spokes seem to be tensioned as the spinner is tightened, something new to me. One chap thought it was from a "Derby" Bentley but I have been unable to verify that. 

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Were all Rudge wheels drop center? In the states drop center was popular from 1932 on, but the wheel you have looks very slightly built......probably the photos are deceiving. Does it show signs it has been used and had a tire on it? Looks like something English from the early 20’s like a Twin Cam Sunbeam, 

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What about airplane ? It just does not look automotive at all with those mid spoke mounting washers.

 

Greg in Canada

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1912Sraver beat me to it, wheel doesn't look like it would accept any side loads, I'd guess aircraft with wheel brakes. Bob 

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I think if it was for a Bentley it would be a bit wider and triple laced.

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