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||1693||Jul 15, 1853||Improvements in the manufacture of pens, pencils, and instruments used in when writing, marking, and drawing; these are employing india rubber (caoutchouc) in constructing or making pens, pencils, and instruments used when writing|
|Great Britain||2006||Aug 30, 1853||Improvements in the manufacture of waterproof fabrics|
|Great Britain||1704||Jul 26, 1853||Improvements in carpet and other bags (Partly a communication; provisional protection only)|
|Great Britain||2312||Oct 02, 1856||Improvements in securing the openings of air-tight and other bags or packages|
|Great Britain||2009||Aug 30, 1853||Improvements in the manufacture and ornamenting or coating of articles when compounds containing india rubber are used|