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  • 23-77 Goodyear Building 23-77 Goodyear Building
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  • 23-77 Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Employee Making Tires 23-77 Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Employee Making Tires
  • 23-77 Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Aerial Photograph 23-77 Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Aerial Photograph
  • 23-77 Goodyear Blimps 23-77 Goodyear Blimps
  • 23-77 Goodyear Plants 23-77 Goodyear Plants
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Title, side A
Franklin Augustus "F.A." Seiberling and the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
Text, side A
Industrialist and entrepreneur Franklin Augustus Seiberling (1859-1955) named his fledgling rubber goods manufacturing company "Goodyear" to honor Charles Goodyear, the man who invented the vulcanization process for curing rubber. Seiberling founded the company with his brother, Charles Willard, because of their desire to participate in an enterprise that afforded an "opportunity for invention." Incorporated in 1898, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company rapidly grew with the young automotive industry and helped establish Akron as the "Rubber Capital of the World." Among Seiberling's many significant inventions were the tire-making machine and the detachable wheel rim. He resigned from Goodyear in 1921 and went on to found the Seiberling Rubber Company. Stan Hywet Hall, F.A. Seiberling's estate in west Akron, is a National Historic Landmark.
Address
1144 E. Market Street
Akron, OH 44305
Location
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, 1144 E. Market St.
Coordinates
Latitude: 41.067256, Longitude: -81.484400.
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