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23-77 Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Employee Making Tires

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Subjects
Akron, Tire Industry

Picture Details

Title
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Employee Making Tires
Caption
This photograph shows a man making tires at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company factory in Akron, Ohio. Frank Seiberling (1859-1955) founded Goodyear in 1898. Located on the banks of the Little Cuyahoga River in Akron, the company operated in a converted strawboard factory with thirteen employees. Although its main product was tires, the company also made rubber poker chips, fire hoses, and horseshoe pads. By 1926 it had become the largest rubber company in the world. (Om3084_001)