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Dunlop, John Boyd (1840–1921)




John Dunlop
Scottish inventor and pioneer of the pneumatic tire. He was a veterinary surgeon in Belfast until, in 1888, he re-invented the pneumatic tire (previously patented in 1846 by Robert Thompson (1822–73) but undeveloped). His invention replaced solid tires.


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