Newbie and some recent finds on the beach

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  1. buzzerjj

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    Hello there. I am new to the forum and just wanted to say hi to everyone.

    I have been reading the forum over the years and thought it time I should join.

    I am based in Selsey in West Sussex, UK, and walk on the beach every day. I often finds scraps of alloy washed up along with the odd bullet or cannon cases.

    This morning whilst walking the dog I came across what appears to be piece of a tail wheel tyre which is intriguing me.

    It's only a partial piece and is marked Palmer P.A. 99. I presume this stands for Palmer Aero as well.

    It is also marked as Electrically Con.... so I also presume that makes it a tail wheel tyre.

    I researched Palmer Tyre Ltd and they have a long history starting in 1895 and ceasing production of aircraft tyres in 1956 after they were acquired by BTR (British Tyre and Rubber).

    I have found photos online of a PA 19 tyre but not anything relating to a PA99.

    Therefore I just wondered if anyone had any thoughts or ideas on the origin and use of such a tyre?


    Secondly a couple of months ago I found a piece of allow washed up on the beach which has internal cogs on it and I also wondered if anyone had any idea if this is aircraft related, as I don't suppose alloy is used on boats due to its corrosive capabilities.

    It might be nothing, but I always get curious when I find stuff like this on the beach. Seeing as Selsey saw a lot of activity during the Battle of Britain and WWII, I am always interested in the history relating to this period.

    Many thanks in advance.

    Best Regards

    John.
     

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    Very cool John, welcome aboard.
     
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    Thanks Guys. I am still searching to find something on the PA99 tyre model, so any information would be much appreciated.

    Best Regards

    John.
     
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    Thanks anyway guys, I will keep searching :)

    John.
     
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    It's definitely an ECTA tyre, so tail wheel. Can you work out the likely diameter of the hub from what's left of the beading on the tyre?
    Steve
     
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    Hi Stona

    Good idea, I will try to do that today. Looking closer it is actually 9-9 not 99, but that doesn't seem to bring up much in the world wide web at the moment.

    John.
     
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    Hi Stona

    I measured the gap across the inside of the tyre and it measures 3 1/4 inches across if that helps.

    John.
     
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    Correction again. It IS P.A. 99 not 9-9, what I thought was a hyphen is in fact an imperfection in the rubber.

    John.
     
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