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1921 wheel/rim set up

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No info supplied with this photo - it is as you see it.

 

I think the car is a Buick - a 4 or a 6?

 

The plate suggests the inventor of the set up has applied for a patent. 

 

Has anyone seen this before?

 

 

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Those wheels are demountable at the center,that's unusual for a car that old by itself. I don't know about the carrier.

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19 minutes ago, sagefinds said:

Those wheels are demountable at the center,that's unusual for a car that old by itself. I don't know about the carrier.

 

I gather that is what the patent has been applied for. Seems a simple enough system - much as we do today, and the same as many European cars were, especially those fitted with Sankey wheels.

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My guess is that the license plate is a temporary plate;

 

That is,  the owner had been issued this license plate number, and the actual license plate had not been manufactured yet.

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Some Maxwells had the full spoked wheel mounted on the rear.

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These wheels have lockrings when most cars of that era had split rims,I'm beginning to think they are those one-piece cast steel wheels.

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Center demountable was uncommon but had been used earlier. There was an aftermarket accessory to do that to your Model T Ford. This is a 1910 Rambler with factory standard center demountable wheels.

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