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
France 13996 Aug 25, 1852 Perfectionnements apportes a la confection des bottes, des souliers, de socques et autres chaussures PDF
France 11133 Apr 15, 1851 Perfectionnements apportes dans la fabrication d'etoffes cellulaires, au moyen de caoutchouc prepare et autres substances. PDF
France 9596 Dec 28, 1853 Pour l'application divers usages des etoffes composes de caoutchouc et de matieres filamenteuses, soit seules, soit plaquees sur des etoffes de caoutchouc on autres plus grossieres et plus consistantes.
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.