From Graces Guide
1870 Patent. '2791. To John Wilkins, of Oak-street, Wolverhampton, county of Stafford, for the invention of "improvements in fixing india rubber tires and tires of any compressible materials to wheels of bicycles, velocipedes, bath-chairs, and other light wheels for loco-motion."'
Sources of Information
-  Gazette Issue 23677 published on the 11 November 1870. Page 24 of 58