Accession Number : ADD006619

Title :   Bead Breaker.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Clark,Richard F

Report Date : 11 Sep 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The invention concerns a hand operated mechanical bead breaker having opposed discs engagable with the tire bead adjacent the wheel rim. A downward force is exerted while the discs revolve around the rim to urge the tire bead downward away from the rim. Successive rotations under downward pressure in breaking the bead or freeing it from the tire rim.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Tires, *Removal, Vehicle equipment, Wheels, Machines, Separation

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE