We’re just back from the Isle of Man, where the name Dunlop has a particular significance but in this post I want to talk about a different – and in a way even more widely known – Mr Dunlop from Ireland. I refer to John Boyd Dunlop, the man who gave his name to the Dunlop tyre, Wikipedia will tell you how Scots born JB  invented the pneumatic tyre only, regrettably, to discover that he was not the first to…