October 23, 2014

This day in history:
John Boyd Dunlop died in Dublin on 23 October 1921. He popularised the pneumatic inflatable rubber tyre and is chiefly remembered for founding the company that bears his name, Dunlop Tyres. In 1888 Dunlop patented the idea, and in 1889, Dunlop Tyres began production of pneumatic tyres at a factory in Dublin. In 1890, Dunlop's patent was challenged by Robert William Thomson, a Scottish inventor who had patented the idea of a pneumatic tyre in France in 1846 and in the USA in 1847. However, Thompson's approach to producing tyres had been rather different (and rather more expensive), and Dunlop was able to continue to manufacture tyres of his own design. In 1891 Dunlop Tyres began production from its vast factory known as Fort Dunlop at Erdington near Birmingham. read more

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