05/02/1840 Scottish inventor John Boyd Dunlop is born
Dr. Dunlop's Amazing Tire - How We Invented The World
Mr Dunlop - Pneumatic Tyres (1914-1918)
The story of Irishman John Boyd Dunlop, inventor of air tires
By training, Dunlop was a veterinary surgeon. Familiar with making rubber devices, he re-invented pneumatic tires for his child's tricycle and developed them for use in cycle racing. Then he sold his rights to the pneumatic tires to a company he formed, Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company, for a small cash sum and a small shareholding.