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Description

Front bicycle wheel fitted with the first pneumatic tyre, made of Arbroath sailcloth and India rubber, invented and made by John Boyd Dunlop, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1888

Museum reference

T.1910.27

Collection

Transport

Object name

Bicycle wheel, Pneumatic tyre

Production information

Dunlop, John Boyd, 1840 - 1921, Maker of tyre
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, EUROPE

Date

1888

Materials

Sailcoth, Rubber, Metal

Exhibitions

  • Shaping Our World (29 Jul 2011 - 03 Aug 2014)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • Ayrshire Innovators (30 May 2009 - 12 Sep 2009)
    Dick Institute

References

https://www.nms.ac.uk/explore-our-collections/stories/science-and-technology/made-in-scotland-changing-the-world/scottish-science-innovations/dunlop-tyre

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