Goodyear Makes Vulcanized Rubber

Charles Goodyear, an American chemist and inventor of New York, NY, USA produced vulcanized rubber. The US patent was granted on June 15, 1844, on an “improvement in india-rubber fabrics.” On June 17, 1837 Goodyear received a patent for a method of destroying the adhesive properties of rubber by using bismuth, nitric acid with copper, or other materials.

      June 15, 1844
      Charles Goodyear
      New York, NY, USA

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