Dec 142011
 

THOMPSON AERIAL WHEEL (1846)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inventor: Robert William Thomspon

Country: Scottland

Year: 1846

Official Name: Thompson Aerial Wheel

Distinction: First Pneumatic Tire

Construction: Ruberized canvas inner tube surrounded by leather and bolted to wheel.

Usage: Provided softer ride on horse drawn carriages as a demonstration, one ran for 1,200 miles.

Trivia: Thompson also invented a self filling fountain pen.

 

 

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