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Harvey Samuel Firestone's Spare Tire
Tire firestone

Origin

Harvey Samuel Firestone

Type

Rubberized Tire

Effects

Makes surrounding roads navigable

Downsides

Abandons unimportant routes

Activation

Spinning

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Ford-1908

Aisle

909119-4812

Shelf

371518-7127-499

Date of Collection

March 27, 1943

[Source]


OriginEdit

Harvey Firestone envisioned the future being on rubber tires, not wooden carriage wheels. After a move to the tire capitol of Ohio, the Firestone Tire and Rubber company began manufacturing thousands of wheels in-shop, securing himself as the supplier to Henry Ford’s Model T. When not securing financial claims, Firestone would venture out with Ford, Edison, John Burroughs and other vagabonds on camping trips to gain inspiration.

His innovations included a pneumatic tire filled with air to absorb shock better, raised treads to handle slippery roads and cord breakers to distribute pressure evenly throughout. The competitive race scene, standardized highways, trucking cargo cross country and service-oriented auto shops all trace back to him. Rubber factories in Liberia were established for Firestone to product cheap tires without interference of British tax rates.

EffectsEdit

Spinning on the ground makes any manmade path or roadway completely traversable. Small potholes fill back in and large structural cracks mend themselves back together. Icing salt, chemical spills and roadkill are removed to prevent car damage. Even the lines separating lanes become crisper than the day painted.

Requires the pathway taken to be an actively used route – it focuses on maintaining widely used interstates for maximum efficiency. Going on a barely used side street makes it totally regress. Concrete crumbles into dirt. Weeds sprout up instantly to chew the foundations apart. The ravages of time and neglect tear it to pieces.

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