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|
|France||18363||Jan 20, 1854||Appleation, a divers usages, des etoffes composees de caoutchouc et de matieres filamenteuses soit xxx, soit plaques sur des etoffes de caoutchouc ou autres plus grossieres et plus consisantes.|
|France||15940||Apr 26, 1853||Pefectionnement dans la maniere de combiner le caoutchouc avec d'autres matrieres.|
|France||15940||Dec 24, 1853||Pefectionnement dans la maniere de combiner le caoutchouc avec d'autres matrieres.|
|France||13996||Jun 27, 2010||Perfectionnements apportes a la confection des bottes, des souliers, de socques et autres chaussures|
|Great Britain||1095||May 04, 1853||Improvements in combining india rubber with certain metals|