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 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
France 9421 Dec 14, 1853 Pour des perfectionnements dans l'electro-placage, le placage, l'ornementation, la coloration, la moulage et le chauffage de composes en caoutchouc durci, de compoess de caoutchouc et gutta-percha, et autres melanges. PDF
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.
Great Britain 1095 May 04, 1853 Improvements in combining india rubber with certain metals PDF