[CR]Vintage Tire Cleaner Thingy U-Clip?

(Example: Framebuilding:Tubing:Falck)

From: "Angel M Garcia" <wa2vuy@mindspring.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2004 20:35:51 -0400
Subject: [CR]Vintage Tire Cleaner Thingy U-Clip?

Saw a 70s road bike with these clips attached to the brakes (front and rear in this case).....the clips rested on the tires and seemed to serve the purpose of keeping debris off the tires. Seems like a good idea to me. I've never seen before. Where they popular in the 70s? Who made?
Angel Garcia
Long Valley, NJ