The pair were the projected successors of Paul Hornung and Jim Taylor, future hall of famers in their final season with Green Bay.
For five straight years, beginning in 1952, Hoad was ranked in the world top 10 for amateurs, reaching the World No. Hoad was a member of the Australian team that between 19 won the Davis Cup four times. Kenneth Robert ("Ken") Rosewall was another “Aussie” tennis player from that same era and he is considered to be one of the top male tennis players of all time.
The Romans would construct their wheels and attach wet leather around the felloes [wooden rims] which constricted as they dried.
They eventually were replaced by iron strakes [pieces of flat iron hob-nailed onto the rims] that was the norm up until the 1830's.
He patented the process in America in 1844 but was constantly in patent lawsuits in Europe.
When in France in 1850 his royalties stopped and he was hustled off to a 16-day stay at his familiar "hotel" (as he called it) ...debtors' prison.
We have maps and pictures as well as the evidence of foundations but is anyone alive that was eyewitness to tell us of its existence? That summit nowadays lies under at least six feet of water.