june 15,1844 – Charles Goodyear receives a patent for vulcanization, a process to strengthen rubber.Goodyear discovered the vulcanization process accidentally after five years of searching for a more stable rubber. In 1898, almost four decades after his death, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was founded and named after Goodyear by Frank Seiberling
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.
TODAY CHARLES GOODYEAR WAS BORN DECEMBER 29, 1800 IN NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT. CHARLES A SELF TAUGHT CHEMIST INVENTED THE PROCESS VULCANIZATION THAT MADE THE RUBBER STRONGER WHEN USED WITH TIRES SO IT WOULDN'T BE SO BRITTLE IN THE WINTER WEATHER WITH SNOW AND ICE AND TURN STICKY IN THE SUMMER HEAT #Goodyear #NASCAR #NewmanNation #Tires
Grave Marker- Charles Goodyear, American inventor. Goodyear died while traveling to see his dying daughter. After arriving in New York, he was informed that she had already died. He collapsed and was taken to the Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York City, where he died. He is buried in New Haven at Grove Street Cemetery.