Tire Warehouse

Tom and I  started BT Tire sales in the late 1960 and early 70’s

and we sold the tires to friends and teachers .  

Then we incorporated into to Tire Warehouse, which was a Tire wholesale operation providing delivery to gas stations and small tire dealers  

Later we bought the Schenuit franchise for Maryland when dad sold Schenuit.  

The Tires were made early on at Schenuit and later at Dayton Tire so this is the story. These photos I found in the many files of Schenuit = awesome: My grandfather,   Frank G. Schenuit started the Schenuit Tire company.

And when they started to make tires they imported rubber form overseas from Indochina . The tire process started in Indochina on rubber Plantations (Please watch Indochine” the movie with Catherine Denouvre)

and the sap the rubber tree was used (harvested ) to make the tire.  They would slice the trees and make the sap run 

I remember bales of rubber coming into the plant on the railroad car . For those bales, 3 by 3 by4 foot, they would make it into runner for cars by crushing the rubber in huge rollers 

Then they would form it into a round product and place nylon and later steel threads 

Then they would place them in molds below

and after heating the tire it would come out 

and then be shipped to dealers 

So Schenuit was the 7th largest in the United Sates

 tom and I bought the franchise after Schenuit Tire was sold and then we sold it later and then later Dayton Tire sun down the name