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Charles Goodyear portrait
Description: Charles Goodyear portrait from "Trials of an Inventor, Life and Discoveries of Charles Goodyear," by Rev. Bradford K. Peirce, 1866. Charles Goodyear (1800-1860) was an inventor who patented a process to vulcanize rubber in 1839. Although not directly involved with the company, he was the namesake of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, founded in 1898 by Frank and C. W. Seiberling. The firm quickly emerged as a leader in the production of rubber items, including bicycle tires, pneumatic carriage and automobile tires, horseshoes, and hoses. By 1926, Goodyear was the largest rubber company in the world, and it is still one of the major players in the industry today. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04242
Subjects: Rubber industry and trade--Ohio; Ohio Economy--Science and Technology
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