Patents of Charles Goodyear
Charles Goodyear is best known for a single patent, US 3633, Improvements in India-Rubber Fabrics Vulcanization of Rubber . The story of Goodyear and his 1839 discovery of vulcanization, a method to increase the strength and resiliency of rubber, has been told in several well researched accounts. What has not been accomplished is a compilation of the complete patents of Goodyear. Although many books and articles discuss the patents of Charles Goodyear, up to this point there was no single comprehensive and accurate list of his patents including all the information needed to retrieve the original documents from the issuing patenting organizations. Librarians of the Rubber Division, ACS and the University of Akron, using both print and online resources were able to compile a complete list of Goodyear’s patents issued in the 19th Century.
|Origin||Patent Number||Issue Date||Title/Description||Patent File|
|Great Britain||1695||Jul 15, 1853||Improvements in the manufacture of beds, seats, and other hollow flexible articles to contain air|
|Great Britain||1694||Jul 15, 1853||Improvements in preparing india rubber; these are subjecting india rubber in a divided state to an alkaline or acid process|
|Great Britain||14348||Nov 27, 1852||Improvements in the elastic ribs, sticks, and fillets used in the manufacture of umbrellas and parasols|
|Great Britain||1095||May 04, 1853||Improvements in combining india rubber with certain metals|
|Great Britain||24||Oct 01, 1852||Improvements in making covers for and in binding books and portfolios and in making frames for pictures and glasses|