601. Sewell, W. H. Jan. 9. Tyres, pneumatic etc.; packing, elastic; felloes or rims.-In tyres for cycles, motor cars, and other vehicles, such as described in Specification No. 1549, A.D. 1903, the outer rim sections D, from which the rubber tread balls or segments A protrude, are bolted to the felloe, while metal, wood, or other band E is placed loosely between the cushions G and the bases of the tread segments. Thus, shock or pressure from the ground will cause the lower tread segments to bear against the loose band, which, in turn will be simultaneously brought in contact with the cushions in the lower half of the wheel, and with the bases of the tread segments in the upper half.