July 23, 1888.—J. B. Dunlop's patent for the pneumatic tyre is dated July 23, 1888. Though his invention had been anticipated in the year in which he was born, more than forty years earlier, by R. W. Thomson, the popularity of the bicycle at the later date provided a rapidly growing market for the new tyre, and it is on Dunlops work and enterprise that the present industry is based.
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Calendar of Patent Records. Nature 124, 113 (1929). https://doi.org/10.1038/124113a0