Dunlop, John Boyd, 1840-1921

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John Boyd Dunlop, a veterinary surgeon, invented the pneumatic tyre in 1887; as a result the solid tyre was a thing of the past by 1889.

Reference: J. B. Dunlop, The history of the pneumatic tyre (Dublin, c. 1921).

From the guide to the Papers of John Boyd Dunlop (1840-1921), 1859-1965, (Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick Library)

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Cycling Great Britain
Veterinary diseases


Birth 1840-02-05

Death 1921-10-23



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