The tire


#history Before becoming one of the most famous pioneers in the field of aviation, engineer Clément Ader was interested in 2-wheeled vehicles. The first of a long list of patents he applied for was filed on November 24, 1868 and concerned an improvement of the velocipede. In his request, he wrote: “Currently, it is not possible to use a velocipede anytime, anywhere.

We must find a way to maneuver the vehicle as easily as possible on uneven terrain. “I am looking for an invention patent for a mechanism that simply consists of a band made of elastic, rubber, gutta-percha or any other material with similar elastic properties to install it around the wheels of a velocipede and create a flexible layer between the ground and the vehicle”.

This makes Ader the first person to invent the predecessor of the modern tire.
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