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Dunlop Tyre Service Retro Metal Wall Sign

description

The signs, they-are-a-changin', which is why collectors and enthusiasts are prizing these vintage style signs more than ever.

 

This vintage style wall sign is just the thing to enhance your security whilst adding a dash of character to the premises.

 

From a bicycle to the empire

 

The story of how Dunlop became inspired to begin producing tyres sounds today like a legend, comparable to that of Archimedes and his “Eureka” moment. In 1888 the Irishman was observing his son outside the house riding his tricycle on bumpy cobblestones. The tricycle had hard rubber tyres, which made it difficult for the boy to gain speed, and also made the ride uncomfortable. Dunlop decided to help him by gluing a thin layer of rubber around the wheels, and then inflating it using a football pump. The “valve” was the top of a baby’s feeding bottle!

 

From this innocent game there emerged one of the most important inventions in the car history. John B. Dunlop had created the basis for the first pneumatic tyre. Just a year later this Belfast vet’s invention was put to use on a traditional bicycle. A little-known cyclist used the bike to secure a series of decisive race victories. The secret of his success? Pneumatic tyres.

 

details
  • Highly collectable
  • Dimensions: 40cm x 30cm/li>
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