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On this day in 1911, Francis H. Holton was granted U.S. Patent No. 1,000,000 for a VEHICLE-TIRE.

Be it known that I, Francis H. Holton citizen of the United States, residing at Akron, in the county of Summit and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful improvements in Vehicle-Tires, of which the following is a specification.

My invention has reference to an improvement in vehicle tires adapted to take the place of the pneumatic tire now in common use.

To this end the invention consists in a tire which is provided with a specially constructed yielding member or part of a more or less cellular or equivalent formation and adapted to provide substantially the same kind and measure of resiliency that is obtained by the pneumatic tube and yet is proof against injury by puncture and very much more durable in service as well as being considerably less expensive in original cost, as will hereinafter fully appear.

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