Thomson, Rev John
The title of the Scottish Claude Lorrain which this reverend candidate for
distinction acquired, at once announces the walk in which he excelled, and
the progress he attained in it.
Thomson, Robert William Born 1822. Invented the vulcanised rubber pneumatic tyre. He patented his invention in
1845, which was successfully tested in London, however it was abandoned because it was
thought too expensive for common use. Thomson's invention is commemorated by a plaque in
his native Stonehaven. He also patented the fountain pen (1849) and a steam traction
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