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Rubber tire for carriage wheels patented in the United States

United States of America, 1857, zoomable map
05/08/1847
Englishman Robert William Thompson is awarded a U.S. patent for his rubber tires for carriage wheels.  He had patented the invention in London the previous year. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 555.

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