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Safer Than Lightning Rods

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Parent Issue
Day
20
Month
December
Year
1895
Copyright
Public Domain
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Each day adds some iiew virtnes to the long list of those already credited to the pnenmatic tire. The latest of j these is that the wheels of a bicycle j ing encircled by a band of india rubber and dry air, which is a perfect insulator, the rider is completely insnlated from the earth and consequently is 1 pervions to the attacks of the electric fluid. Any one who suffers from nervousness duriug a thunderstorm has now only to go into the diuing room or the cellar : and seat himself apon the saddle of a pneumatic tire bicycle to be perfectly safe from ligbtning stroke. As the chances of a man on a bicycle being struck by lightning have been carefulJy calculated to be abont one in a billion, there will, of course, be some pessimists who will deny that this newly discovered virtue of the pneumatic tire

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Subjects
Ann Arbor Argus
Old News