Patents of Charles Goodyear

Charles Goodyear (1800-1860) 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
Belgium N/A Oct 07, 2010 Description (analyse).: Ces chaussures doivent donner de l'air aux pieds. La semelle est un cuir perfon? Au-dessous de la semmelle sont placees des plaques bombees en caoutchouc, l'espace? Compris entre le semmelle et le cauotchouc est en communication avec un cond? D'air arrivant derriere le quartier. Par la pression du pied l'air est chasse dans? sourlier; lorsqu'on leve le pied, la chambre a air se remplit de nouveau.
Belgium 7467 Apr 14, 1852 Pour 14 ans, le 18 septembre 1852
Belgium 7258 Jul 14, 1852 Perfectionnements a la chaussure, brevetes en sa faveur en France pure 15 ans, le 29 juin 1882
France 9421 Oct 08, 2010 La presente addition consiste en quelques perfectionnements dans la maniere de fabriqueer, et dans des applications nouvelles des matieres ci-dessus mommees. PDF
France 9442 Dec 14, 1853 Pour la revivification des composes de caoutchouc et de gutta-percha vulcanises.