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05/02/1840 Scottish inventor John Boyd Dunlop is born

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Dr. Dunlop's Amazing Tire - How We Invented The World

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Mr Dunlop - Pneumatic Tyres (1914-1918)

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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.
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