Fort Dunlop, Birmingham, West Midlands

Fort Dunlop, Birmingham, West Midlands
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In 1888 John Boyd Dunlop made a tyre for his son's tricycle by wrapping lengths of rubber around the wheels and inflating this with a football pump, and so invented the pneumatic tyre. Three years later Dunlop's company was able to build this impressive factory.

Location

West Midlands Birmingham

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

1970s (1970 - 1979) industry work motor trade architecture tyre factory victorian (1837 - 1901)