Papers of John Boyd Dunlop (1840-1921)

Scope and Content

Financial papers; professional papers and correspondence; printed material; press cuttings; photographs.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Boyd Dunlop, a veterinary surgeon, invented the pneumatic tyre in 1887; as a result the solid tyre was a thing of the past by 1889.

Reference: J. B. Dunlop, The history of the pneumatic tyre (Dublin, c. 1921).

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by the National Cycle Archive, 22 August 1995.

Other Finding Aids

Alternative Form Available

There are photocopies of some fragile items.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

Material deposited by the National Cycle Archive (MSS.328).