: Poster advertisement for Goodyear Pneumatic Cord Tires for trucks. The poster features black-and-white photographs of trucks using the pneumatic cord tires while making an 8-day round trip between Akron, Ohio, and Boston, Massachusetts, in 1918. Pneumatic tires rely on a network of cords to provide their shape and enough tensile strength to maintain sufficient inflation.
Frank Seiberling (1859-1955) founded the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in 1898. Located on the banks of the Little Cuyahoga River in Akron, the company operated in a converted strawboard factory with thirteen employees. Although its main product was tires, the company also made rubber poker chips, fire hoses, and horseshoe pads. By 1926 it had become the largest rubber company in the world. View on Ohio Memory.
: OVS7660 Subjects
: Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company; Tire industry; Rubber industry; Automotive technology; Transportation--Ohio; Places
: Akron (Ohio); Summit County (Ohio)