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I've seen images of the Delamare-Maze "elastic?" wheels a number of times on various guns. They seem to have been

an attempt to improve the towing speed and thus, the mobility of heavy guns. However, I've never seen details of their construction

or how well they worked. Except - a comment on Mesdiscussions 14-18 that they were disappointing in service. Duck Duck Go searches don't seem

to pull anything useful up except that Charles Delamare-Maze was an inventor, invented a long range gun in 1919 and had patents from

the 1920s in drilling equipment. Anyone know about these wheels?

Might be worth an article on Landships II.

Regards,

Charlie



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Done a bit of digging - it seems there was a scandal surrounding these wheels. I'm slowly working through a report to the French Senate in 1916

about the contracts let. The wheels should properly be known as "Reuse" wheels after the Belgian inventors who applied for and received patents

in 1908 and 1912.

https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/96/4e/f3/b938fd9f338a9a/US921283.pdf

Regards,

Charlie

 



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These have always intrigued me, thanks for the information CharlieC

All the best

Tim R



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Espace has five entrys all pretty much the same though the GB document does claim a patent application in Belgium from march 1907, if I'm reading it right:

An Improved Resilient Wheel

A curious system to be sure..

Charles Delamare-Maze seems to have done work for ETS DELAUNAY BELLEVILLE according to this 1923 patent

Searching though Delauney belleville patents though didn't find anything...

There are though many Hundreds of patents involving Resilient Wheel as part of the title dated 1910-1918 so a popular subject.

 






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The reason that Delamare-Maze doesn't feature in the patents on resilient wheels is that he, along with a co-conspirator Delorbe, illegally utilised the patents

of the Belgians, MM. Reuse, and promoted the system to the French Ministry of War as their own. The French Senate inquired into this and broke the

contract for production of the wheels with Delorbe and Delamare-Maze and required the Ministry of War to organise production and retrieve money already paid.

The Reuse's were in no position to object since Belgium was mostly under German occupation.

Regards,

Charlie

 



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