2014

SD3585 : Monster Tyre

taken 10 years ago, near to Backbarrow, Cumbria, England

Monster Tyre
Monster Tyre
The time of its manufacture this was the world’s largest tyre. The Dunlop Earthmover tyre, which has a diameter of 7ft and a width of 2½ft and weighs 1 ton, took 2 men over a working week to build. It emerged from a mould at Fort Dunlop, in Birmingham, on 13 March 1957.It is now on display outside the Lakeland Motor museum at Backbarrow; an idea of its scale can be gained by comparing it to the picnic bench and table next to it.

Such tyres were used on the 40-ton dump truck and the Caterpillar No 90 Scraper; these vehicles were use in open cast coal mining, road building, airfield construction and dam construction all over the world.
The Lakeland Motor Museum

The Lakeland Motor Museum houses a collection of classic cars, motorcycles, bicycles, pedal cars and motoring related items and memorabilia and an exhibition dedicated to the land and water speed record activities of Sir Malcolm Campbell and his son Donald.

The museum was originally established at Grange-over-Sands in 1978 as an extra attraction for the Holker Hall stately home. After more than thirty years at Holker Hall, the museum was relocated to the site of the former Reckitt's Blue Dye Works carton packaging sheds at Backbarrow in 2010.

LinkExternal link Lakeland Motor Museum website


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Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts Village, Rural settlement Roads, Road transport Camera: Nikon S3400 other tags: Dunlop Earthmover Tyre Transport Heritage Museum Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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SD3585, 67 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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David Dixon   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 26 May, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 3 June, 2014
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3562 8534 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:15.5795N 2:59.3883W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 35639 85344
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