Bicycle tyres

“I am familiar with forty-two different impressions left by tyres. This as you perceive, is a Dunlop, with a patch upon the outer cover. Heidegger’s tyres were Palmer’s, leaving longitudinal stripes.
Dunlop bicycle tyres:
  • 1887 - John Boyd Dunlop, a Scottish veterinarian, develops the first pneumatic bicycle tire (filled with air) for his son’s tricycle. Dunlop’s tire for which he was awarded a patent in 1888 has a leather hosepipe serving as the inner tube and outer rubber tire with treads. His invention brings the era of hard rubber-tired bicycles to an end and steers the way for smooth bicycle rides. It won’t be long before rubber inner tubes are invented.
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Palmer bicycle tyres
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