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date: 20 October 2019

Dunlop, John Boydlocked

(1840–1921)
  • B. W. Best
  • , revised by Trevor I. Williams

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Dunlop, John Boyd (1840–1921), inventor of the pneumatic tyre, was born on 5 February 1840 at Dreghorn, Ayrshire, the son of a farmer, John Dunlop, and his wife, Agnes, née Boyd. As a boy he attended the local parish school and, being considered too delicate for farm work, was allowed to continue his studies at ...

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