: Reproduction of a portrait of Harvey Firestone of Akron, Ohio. Firestone founded the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in 1900. The company relied on others to produce rubber, instead focusing on tire production. By 1910, the company manufactured more than one million tires, including for Ford automobiles.
Firestone's innovations in tire design allowed automobiles to travel faster and more safely, and today as part of the Bridgestone Corporation, it is still one of the largest of its kind in the world.
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: AL02667 Subjects
: Rubber industry and trade -- Ohio; Firestone Tire and Rubber Company; Firestone, Harvey Samuel, 1868-1938; Industrialists--Ohio Places
: Akron (Ohio); Summit County (Ohio)