Biography Charles Goodyear - Inventor of Rubber Tires
Biography of Charles Goodyear.
known as the Inventor of Tire Rubber born in New Haven on December 29, 1800. He was an American who discovered the method of vulcanization of rubber in 1839. He then patented his invention in 1844. In the beginning Charles Goodyear was a former merchant who went bankrupt and had been jailed for being in debt. In 1830 the world was experiencing a rubber fever and Charles Goodyear was interested in wrestling the world of rubber.
Rubber is good but the material has a foul-smelling odor, hardens when cold and is too sticky when warm and does not appear to be used for practical purposes. Charles Goodyear founded his company and tried hard to make it useful material. Previously, for seven years, he tried to process rubber materials with magnesium oxide, bronze flour, nitric acid and adhesive lime, but remained unsuccessful.
On a day full of luck in 1839, he cleaned his hands from the powder, which consisted of a mixture of rubber and sulfur. The powder fell and entered into a furnace on the fire. When the rubber melts, it reacts with its sulfurous material and finds that the material has a characteristic elastic skin. This is the first time vulcanized rubber or rubber tires have been created.
Goodyear also found weather resistant rubber. Then he was obsessed with making various items made from his material and patenting his copyright. Goodyear's intention to patent his findings was preceded by a British rubber pioneer named Thomas Hancock who ironically used the vulcanization method inspired by Goodyear's example of weather resistant rubber. He also tried to fight through the law, but eventually lost and then lost his French patent, and not only that, the royalty was canceled.
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company was founded in 1898 by Frank Seiberling, which is the third largest tire and rubber producer in the world after Michelin and Bridgestone. The company, headquartered in Ohio, United States, produces tires for cars, airplanes and heavy machinery. Although it has no connection, the name of the company was taken as a tribute to Charles Goodyear who created rubber vulcanization in 1839.
In August 1824, Goodyear married Clarissa Beecher and they were blessed with 7 children, one of whom was William Henry Goodyear. Charles Goodyear died in New York on July 1, 1860, leaving a debt of USD 200,000. But finally Goodyear's sacrifice and hard work was not in vain, because his family could enjoy it all through the accumulation of royalties all of them, and more meaningfully, his name was imprinted as a pioneer of the world's modern rubber industry.