The Goodyear Symbol
Are you curious about how the wingfoot became the famous Goodyear symbol?
Learn About The Origin Of The Wingfoot
Looking back, the founding of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in 1898 seems especially remarkable, for the beginning was anything but auspicious. The 38-year-old founder, Frank A. Seiberling, purchased the company’s first plant with a $3,500 down payment -- using money he borrowed from a brother-in-law Lucius C. Miles. The rubber and cotton that were the lifeblood of the industry had to be transported from halfway around the world, to a landlocked town that had only limited rail transportation. Even the man the company’s name memorialized, Charles Goodyear, had died penniless 30 years earlier despite his discovery of vulcanization after a long and courageous search.
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The History of Rubber
Did you know how vulcanization was invented?
Read About Charles Goodyear And The History Of Rubber
The story of how Goodyear pioneered the long distance trucking industry.
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