Stepney Wheel

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Invention of the spare wheel in Llanelli.

Discussion of the invention of the Stepney spare wheel - the first car spare wheel - by Walter and Tom Davies in Llanelli in 1904. Stepney is still used as a term for a spare wheel today in Pakistan, Malta, and Brazil.
From: Wales and the History of the World ; Firsts
First broadcast : 03 March 2010

Teachers' notes

Age Group : 9-11

Subject : History

Topic : Industrial Wales and Britain, Twentieth century world

Keywords : Transport, Welsh inventors, Design and technology

Notes : Has uses for the study of design and technology, as well as history. Topics - transport, inventions, Welsh inventors. Curriculum Cymreig. For further study, see Stepney Spare Wheel.


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