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Holy Grail!!!

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Hilldodger, 20 Feb 2008.

  1. Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    Location:
    sunny Leicester
    I'm a bit excited me!

    Tomorrow I'm off to look at some papers which COULD prove the link I've been looking for between a Leicester company and the invention of the pneumatic tyre!:wacko:

    If they do, these papers could prove the significant involvment of Leicester man Robert Edlin - a man I beleive should take much of the credit for developing the bicycle tyre.

    They could also put into question JB Dunlop's version of events.
     
  2. Pete

    Pete Guest

    Damn! Isn't it enough that we have Edison not inventing the light bulb, Baird not inventing TV, Stephenson not inventing railways - to say nothing of Columbus not being the first to ... errr...... So now poor old Dunlop has to join the ever-swelling throng...:wacko:
     
  3. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill
    Would these papers be housed in the Dunlop Museum :wacko:.
     
  4. Go for it hilldodger. Hope the document tells you everything you want to know, then you will be Mr Smug!
     
  5. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill
    Avoid punctures on the way..........:wacko:
     
  6. OP
    OP
    Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    Location:
    sunny Leicester

    Alas, no. Hope they'll hate me even more soon:biggrin:
     
  7. atbman

    atbman Über Member

    Similar evidence can be found to show that a Pacific islander discovered gravity by the same experience that Newton did.

    Unfortunately, he was sitting under a very tall coconut tree
     
  8. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Location:
    Logopolis
    I'm a mildly distant relative of Dunlop. Sounds interesting. Make sure you don't do a Homer Simpson and leave the inventions or papers in the Dunlop Museum by accident ;).
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    Location:
    sunny Leicester
    Well, all this stuff strengthens my argument:smile:

    There's proof that WA Bates and Co made the first solid ruber tyres for bicycles, were experimenting with air filled tyres AND made the moulded rubber strips for the first (Dunlop) bicycle tyres.

    And which company took over Bates and co years later......Dunlop.
     
  10. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    Leicester - not a hint of irony in their having 'Mandela Park' right next to the prison!
     
  11. OP
    OP
    Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    Location:
    sunny Leicester

    We might soon have a statue of Gandhi on Gallowtree Gate, too:biggrin:
     
  12. NickM

    NickM Über Member

    I was excited when I found a Patterson illustration of an English recumbent which apparently dated from 1931 - that is, before the French Velo-Velocar, first sold in 1933 :tongue:

    Then it turned out that the picture was published in 1941. Ho hum :smile:
     
  13. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Then?

    :smile:
     
  14. OP
    OP
    Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    Location:
    sunny Leicester
    :ohmy::sad::tongue:
     
  15. OP
    OP
    Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    Location:
    sunny Leicester
    There's a picture of an English recumbent from 1934 here
    http://www.cyclemagic.org.uk/heritage.html