History of Tyres

Where did the Car Tyre Begin

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  • 1846 – Robert William Thomson invents and patents the pneumatic tyre
  • 1880s – John Boyd Dunlop begins taping pneumatic tyres to bicycle wheels
  • 1888 – First commercial pneumatic bicycle tyre produced by Dunlop
  • 1889 – Dunlop patents the pneumatic tyre in the UK
  • 1889 – Adolphe Clément sees a Dunlop pneumatic tyre in London and acquires the French manufacturing rights for 50,000 francs
  • 1890 – Dunlop, and William Harvey Du Cros begin production of pneumatic tyres in Ireland; thickened beads, wire retainers, and shaped rims make taping tyres to rims unnecessary.
  • 1890 – Bartlett Clincher rim introduced
  • 1891 – Dunlop's patent invalidated in favour of Thomson’s
  • 1891 – The Michelin brothers patent a removable pneumatic tyre, used by Charles Terront to win the world's first long distance cycle race, Paris–Brest–Paris.
  • 1892 – Beaded edge tyres introduced in the U.S.
  • 1893 – Cotton reinforcing cords have appeared[
  • 1894 – E.J. Pennington invents the first balloon tyre
  • 1895 – Michelin introduces pneumatic automobile tyres; André Michelin uses corded tyres in Paris-Bordeaux-Paris rally: by 1897, they are standard racing tyres
  • 1898 – Schrader valve stem patented
  • 1900 – Cord tyres introduced by Palmer (England) and BFGoodrich (U.S.)
  • 1903 – Goodyear Tyre Company patents the first tubeless tyre, which was introduced in 1954 by Goodyear on Packards
  • 1904 – Goodyear and Firestone start producing cord-reinforced tyres
  • 1904 – Mountable rims introduced, allowing drivers to fix their own flats
  • 1906 – First pneumatic aircraft tyre
  • 1908 – Frank Seiberling invents grooved tyres with improved road traction
  • 1900s  – Tire companies experiment with adding leather, wood, and steel to improve durability
  • 1910 – Silvertown Rubber Company (London) adds carbon black to white rubber, increasing durability: now universal
  • 1919 – Goodyear and Dunlop announce pneumatic truck tyres
  • 1923  – First balloon tyre, named for larger cross section and lower pressure, introduced by Firestone: debut on the first Chrysler, the 70, in 1924
  • 1929  – Solid automobile tyres cease to be used
  • 1937 – BFGoodrich introduces the first commercial synthetic rubber tyre
  • 1938 – Goodyear introduces the rayon cord tyre
  • 1946 – Michelin introduces the radial tyre
  • 1947 – Goodyear introduces first nylon belted tyres
  • 1947 – BFGoodrich announces the tubeless tyre
  • 1963 – Use of polyester cord introduced by Goodyear
  • 1965 – Armstrong Rubber introduces the bias belted fibreglass tyre
  • 1967 – Poly/glass tyres introduced by Firestone and Goodyear
  • 1968 – United States Department of Transportation (DOT) numbers required on new tyres in U.S.
  • 1974 – Pirelli introduces the wide (low aspect ratio) radial tyre
  • 1975 – Michelin very first American-built radial passenger tyre
  • 1992 – Michelin introduces the first durable silica-filled tyre, also known as "green tires".
  • 1998 – Michelin develops tyre that’s vertically anchored and unseatable, allowing it to run flat after a loss of pressure,
  • 2000 – Firestone recalls tyres after Congressional hearings into rollover accidents of Ford Explorers.

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