Puckett, Wiley 1958-07-25
Wiley Puckett, one-time shooting gallery operator and bicycle shop owner, talks about his life and various occupations as a general handyman since his arrival in Lubbock in the early 1900s. With the backing of Joe Earhart, he invented an automobile tire, which he unsuccessfully tried to patent but finally abandoned after much expense and threatened litigation for patent infringement.
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: Wiley Puckett
Additional Parties Recorded: None
Date: July 25, 1958
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Interviewer: Jean A. Paul
Length: 1 hour 30 minutes
Tape 1, Side 1: Description of Lubbock County Courthouse square,
Tape 1, Side 2: Impromptu bicycle races,
Foot races and wrestling matches,
Tape 2, Side 1: Chasing antelope in autos,
Abundance of wildlife on South Plains,
Land business on commission,
Sudan grass craze.
Tape 2, Side 2: Puckett invents automobile tire.
Range Dates: Early 1900s
Bulk Dates: Early 1900s
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