1839 Charles Goodyear innovates the vulcanization of rubber. Soon after, he secures patents for condoms, douching syringes and cervical caps, but is unable to manufacture them, defend all his patents, or even make tires in his lifetime.

1839 Charles Goodyear innovates the vulcanization of rubber. Soon after, he secures patents for condoms, douching syringes and cervical caps, but is unable to manufacture them, defend all his patents, or even make tires in his lifetime.

Charles Goodyear and the Vulcanization of Rubber - Obsessive dedication transformed rubber into a viable commercial material and made the town of Naugatuck one of its leading manufacturing sites in the 1800s. - See more at: http://connecticuthistory.org/charles-goodyear-and-the-vulcanization-of-rubber/

Charles Goodyear and the Vulcanization of Rubber - Obsessive dedication transformed rubber into a viable commercial material and made the town of Naugatuck one of its leading manufacturing sites in the 1800s. - See more at: http://connecticuthistory.org/charles-goodyear-and-the-vulcanization-of-rubber/

May 10th 1947, the B.F. Goodrich Company of Akron, Ohio, announces it has developed a tubeless tire, a technological innovation that would make automobiles safer and more efficient.

May 10th 1947, the B.F. Goodrich Company of Akron, Ohio, announces it has developed a tubeless tire, a technological innovation that would make automobiles safer and more efficient.

Who Made America? | Innovators | Charles Goodyear

Who Made America? | Innovators | Charles Goodyear

June 15, 1844 Charles Goodyear received a patent for a process to strengthen rubber.

June 15, 1844 Charles Goodyear received a patent for a process to strengthen rubber.

Connecticut Inventors - Charles Goodyear, Vulcanization of Rubber, from New Haven, CT
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