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Thomson, Robert

Scottish inventor Robert Thomson developed a number of mechanisms and patents.

Thomson's patents include a type of fountain pen (which he patented in 1849) and an India rubber pneumatic tyre.

The Scot also developed haulage trucks, known as Thomson Steamers, which were exported to a number of countries across the globe.

Robert Thomson is also known for developing a method of firing explosive charges by using electricity. He developed this when he was assisting in the demolition of Dunbar Castle.

 

 

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