Patents of Charles Goodyear

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 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 8195 Oct 08, 2010 Pour des perfectionnements dans la maniere de combiner le caoutchouc avec d'autres matieres. PDF
France 8195 Dec 24, 1853 Le present certificat d'addition a pour objet une modification dans la composition des melanges indiques par mon brevet. PDF
France 8258 Jun 29, 1852 Pour des perfectionnements a la confection des chaussures PDF
Great Britain 1095 May 04, 1853 Improvements in combining india rubber with certain metals PDF