Yes Nicole, my dad told me stories about totally worn out tires that they dealt with during the depression. They would put liners (boots) in the tires to protect the tubes. But the tubes would still get pinched from the uneven liners and go flat. Thus drivers back then carried tube repair kits and "fixed" their own flats along the road. Dad told me that on one occasion he stopped 7 times in 11 miles while hauling a small load on bad country road!