John Boyd Dunlop
(1840-1921)

Died aged c. 81

John Boyd Dunlop (5 February 1840 – 23 October 1921) was a Scottish inventor and veterinary surgeon who spent most of his career in Ireland. Familiar with making rubber devices, he re-invented pneumatic tyres for his child's tricycle and developed them for use in cycle racing. He sold his rights to the pneumatic tyres to a company he formed with the president of the Irish Cyclists' Association, Harvey Du Cros, for a small cash sum and a small shareholding in their pneumatic tyre business. Dunlop withdrew in 1896. The company that bore his name, Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company, was not incorporated until later using the name well known to the public, but it was Du Cros's creation.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Albert Bridge on Geograph

On this site John Boyd Dunlop 1840-1921 veterinary surgeon invented the first successful pneumatic tyre

38-42 May Street, Belfast, United Kingdom where they invented the first successful pneumatic tyre

The first pneumatic tyre factory in the world was started here in 1889, to make tyres under John Boyd Dunlop's patent of the 7th December, 1888.

67 Upper Stephen Street, Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland where they was (1889)