Charles Goodyear

Created rubber


Charles Goodyear invented vulcanized rubber. This technique allowed rubber to have many more uses due to its ability to stand up to bad weather. Interestingly, many believe the technique was found by mistake. Rubber became important in industry as it could withstand large amounts of pressure.
Goodyear's History (Part 1)
If it wasn't for Charles Goodyear tires wouldn't be as advanced as it is today.