J. B. Dunlop's certificates as a veterinary surgeon, 1859-1867, and his notebooks containing details on the illnesses of horses and veterinary remedies, c.1860s-1870s. Patents, invoices, correspondence, notes, statements, journal of progress on the discovery and acceptance of the pneumatic tyre, photographs, press cuttings, brochure, and printed matter, including his book published after his death, by his daughter Jean McClintock, entitled The history of the pneumatic tyre, 1888-1965.
Papers of John Boyd Dunlop (1840-1921)
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- ReferenceGB 152 MSS.328/N5
- Dates of Creation1859-1965
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description0.039 cubic metresSome of this material is very fragile. Photocopies are used.
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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).
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There are no restrictions on access to these papers.
This collection was deposited in the Centre by the National Cycle Archive, 22 August 1995.
Other Finding Aids
An authority record exists for John Boyd Dunlop (GB 152 AAR1957).
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Further deposits are not expected.