Method and apparatus for installing and replacing valve stems

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6574843

SERIAL NO

09903842

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A method and apparatus for installing and replacing a valve stem from the valve stem rim opening defined in the rim of a tubeless tire from the outside of the rim, such tool including a threaded rod for engaging the valve stem and pulling the valve stem through an inwardly tapered first tube into a second tube dimensioned to fit into the valve stem rim opening, the flange of the valve stem is gradually compressed, and after the tapered tube is removed the second tube is placed in the rim opening and the valve stem is pushed into the valve stem opening using only manual force.

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Meadows, Thomas J 124 Jessica Ct., Leesport, PA 19533 2 11

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BRIDGE PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
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Victor Products (Wallsend) Limited (1)
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HASCO-NORMALIEN HASENCLEVER GMBH & CO. (1)
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Chemi-Trol Chemical Co. (1)
4807343 Tubeless tire valve stem inserter 20 1987
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