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Publisher Description

Here's a biographical profile of Charles Goodyear, the man who gave the world one of its most useful products: vulcanized rubber. Natural rubber, the milky sap of rubber trees, is not a very practical commodity. It melts in hot weather or cracks and freezes in cold weather. In 1839, Charles Goodyear came across a process that made rubber so useful it changed the world we live in. A century later there were 122 rubber factories in Ohio, including Firestone Tire & Rubber, U. S. Rubber, and Goodyear Tire & Rubber. Akron was the rubber capital of the nation, probably the world.

But Goodyear's discovery did not bring him wealth or station; he spent many years and much of his fortune protecting his patents in endless court battles. Goodyear's story is the quintessential Greek tragedy.

GENRE
History
NARRATOR
BRH
Baron Ron Herron
LENGTH
00:08
hr min
RELEASED
2009
February 4
PUBLISHER
Meta4 Press
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
6.7
MB

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