After Dunlop pneumatic tires became available for bikes, they were pretty much like the garden hoses they started out as. They were tubular in shape, and were secured to the bike rims by glue, and air pressure pressing them against the rim. The rims were wooden, and has a concave surface for receiving the tube.
These tires sometimes came off the rims, and a more secure type of tire was needed. Thomas B. Jeffery was a bicycle manufacturer and inventor, and came up with an improved tire. It was held on by a wire that was embedded in the rubber of the tire, and the wire could be tightened onto the rim. He got a patent on the ancestor of all clincher tires in 1882.
This was the ancestor of all clincher tires, which is the kind of tires on most bikes and cars today. Clincher tires today have two wires embedded on either side of the tire, and the wires fit inside the edges of the rim, and hold the tire in place when it is pumped up with air.
Jeffery made a velocipede that ran on a railroad, and bicycles with the clincher tire and other innovations he pioneered. The bicycles were sold as the Rambler, and were made in Chicago from 1878 to 1900.
Jeffery later started building automobiles, also called the Rambler, in 1902. His first car had a 4 cylinder engine, 38 horsepower, with a displacement of 286 cu. in., and sold for $1650, about 8 times as much as a bicycle of the day. The ad is from Vintage Ads 4U. The Jeffery Company became the Nash Company, making Ramblers, and later became American Motor Company, which my Dad bought stock in, so we had one or two AMC cars in the 1960s when I was a kid. How embarrassing.