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John Boyd Dunlop Transport Pioneers Series biography

  • SKU : 33991
  • Author: J Cooke & J. Boyd Dunlop
  • Format: Paperback
  • Condition: New
  • Pages: 32

$9.00

John Boyd Dunlop was born in 1840 in Ayreshire, Scotland, and trained as a veterinary surgeon, coming to Belfast in 1867. In 1888, his 10 year old son, Johnnie, complained to him of the bumpy rides he had to endure on his solid-tyred tricycle due to the cobblestones and rough roads of the time. Dunlop invented a pneumatic tyre that immediately won races in all the major cycle events in the British Isles and was to revolutionise road transport.

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John Boyd Dunlop was born in 1840 in Ayreshire, Scotland, and trained as a veterinary surgeon, coming to Belfast in 1867. In 1888, his 10 year old son, Johnnie, complained to him of the bumpy rides he had to endure on his solid-tyred tricycle due to the cobblestones and rough roads of the time. Dunlop invented a pneumatic tyre that immediately won races in all the major cycle events in the British Isles and was to revolutionise road transport.