Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Pneumatic Tyre Co

From Graces Guide
September 1895. Dunlop-Welch Tyres.
March 1896.

of Alma Street, Coventry, makers of Dunlop pneumatic tyres

1888 John Boyd Dunlop invented the pneumatic tyre and he set up Pneumatic Tyre and Booths Cycle Agency Ltd[1] with the help of William Harvey Du Cros and R. J. Mecredy. They started manufacture in Lincoln Place, Dublin but because of complaints about fumes they moved the business to Coventry[2].

1889 The name Dunlop Rubber Company was first used for a private company created to serve as one of the manufacturing units for this company[3]

1893 Company name changed to the Pneumatic Tyre Co

1894 Pneumatic Tire Co. Pneumatic Tires for vehicles.[4]

1894 Purpose built premises constructed at Alma Street, Coventry[5].

1896 Acquired the works previously occupied by Singer and Co at Alma Street, Coventry[6].

1896 Became the Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Co[7]


See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. National Archives [1]
  2. The Times, 25 October 1921
  3. National Archives [2]
  4. The Engineer 1894/10/05 p306
  5. The North-Eastern Daily Gazette, 11 May 1896
  6. The North-Eastern Daily Gazette, 11 May 1896
  7. The Times, Monday, May 11, 1896