GOODYEAR, Charles [1800-1860] -- American inventor (vulcanization of rubber)
Discovered and patented the vulcanization
process which stabilizes natural rubber, turning it from a mostly useless
material into something with all the properties we are accustomed to.
Rubber is an essential commodity in today's world.
Despite his patents, poor Charles never made much money from it, and died in poverty.
The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, named in his honor, was formed nearly forty years
after his death.
Charles Goodyear never made a single tire.
Bookmarks (off-site links)
- Vivísimo - Clustered search on charles goodyear
- About rubber, manufacture & products
- AN AMAZON ADVENTURE--PLANTS--RUBBER From latex harvesting to finished products
- Condom History Yup!
- Deutsche Standards A short history of the lowly eraser -- in German.
- RUBBER, NATURAL AND SYNTHETIC Over 200 years ago, the British chemist Joseph Priestley received an intriguing bouncy ball from an American friend.
- The Magic of Rubber
- His invention
- His life
- Goodyear Corporate - The Strange Story of Rubber
- Invent Now | Hall of Fame | Search | Inventor Profile Inventure Place, The National Inventors Hall of Fame
- Charles Goodyear Natural or India rubber, as it was then known, was of limited usefulness to industry. Rubber products melted in hot weather, froze and cracked in cold, and adhered to virtually everything until the day in the mid-19th century when inventor Charles Goodyear accidentally dropped some rubber mixed with sulfur on a hot stove. [ARCHIVE]
- Charles Goodyear How he invented the Vulcanization Process [ARCHIVE]
- Search Encyclopedia.com
- Goodyear, Charles,--1800-1860. Photo ca 1900-1920
- Find A Grave
- JMISC #55: India Rubber Shoes
- Other links