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Charles Goodyear

Charles Goodyear

Entrepreneur

December 29, 1800


Charles Goodyear Biography, Life, Interesting Facts

Charles Goodyear was born on December 29th, in 1800. He is best remembered for having developed what is termed as vulcanized rubber. Considering the fact that rubber was adopted in applications such as tires and footwear, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber named its company after him.

Early Life

Charles Goodyear was born on December 29th, in 1800. His place of birth was in New Haven, Connecticut. He was the first born son to Amasa Goodyear. Upon leaving his hometown in 1814, Charles went ahead and worked in hardware related businesses. He returned to Connecticut when he was 21 and partnered with his father to manufacture metal buttons and ivory. They also engaged in other types of businesses.

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Career

After investing in a number of businesses, Charles Goodyear found a way of vulcanizing rubber in 1839. After that, he patented the idea in 1844.

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Personal Life

Charles Goodyear tied the knot with Clarissa Beecher in 1824.

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Death

Charles Goodyear passed away on July 1st, in 1860. He passed away at the age of 59.


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