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 23130 Oct 07, 2010 Perfectionnements dans les movens mecaniques destines a la preparation et au laminage du cauotchouc, de la gutta-percha et de leurs composes. PDF
France 13215 Apr 11, 1855 Pour des perfectionnements dans les moyens mecaniques destines a la preparation et au laminage du caoutchouc, de la gutta-percha et de leurs composes.
France 5485 Jan 22, 1851 Pour des perfectionnments apportes a la fabrication de divers articles a l'aide de cordes ou rubans composes do caoutchouc prepare de d'autres substances. PDF
France 5484 Jan 22, 1851 Pour des perfectionnements apportes a la fabrication d'ettoffes cellulaires, au moyen de caoutchouc prepare et d'autres substances. PDF
France 8258 Aug 07, 1854 L'adaption au talon d'une sorte de bourrelet ou de coussin elastique qui, dans la disposition representee et decrite au precedent certificat l'addition, servait alternativement a attirer et a chasser l'air dans la semelle, avait donne un resultat utile, et j'ai pense que, en repetant cette disposition souls la semelle et divers endroits la ventilation serait plus complete. PDF