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Advert For Dunlop Tyres

Advert For Dunlop Tyres

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Evan.6747

Item number: 6747

Genre: Leaflet

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John Boyd Dunlop was watching his son ride a bicycle when he noticed his discomfort when he rode over bumps. He wrapped the bicycles wheels in thin rubber sheets glued them together and then inflated them with a football pump. The pneumatic tyre was born! He patented the idea and within 10 years Dunlop’s tyre had entirely replaced solid tyres.

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