Inventor of Goodyear Tire
*Born in New Haven, CT in 1800
* at 34 years of age he was put in prison for having a $5 hotel debt the he couldn’t pay off
* while in prison he asked his wife to bring him Indian rubber and a rolling pin
*his facination with rubber began from his diliking of how in his younger days, playing outside on a sunny day, the soles on his shoes would melt.
*with the soles of his shoes melted it made it difficult run because it would stick to the fround
*Also in the Winter, the soles would get brittle and hard.
*Indian rubber would melt in warm weather and get brittle and hard in cold weather.
*He tried mixing sulfer with the Indian rubber
*Had to move to New York to continue his experiments without complaints of smells
*Didnt have enough money to continue his experiments so he sold his belonging for money
*He started to make rubber plater, hats, and ties.
*He ran out of rubber so he started to work for a man, Nathaniel Hayward who was the inventor of rubber
*Bought a patient (license to use an invention) from Nathaniel
*Discovered the volconization of rubber which made rubber not be able to harden in the cold and not melt or get sticky in the hot weather.
*Charles Goodyear died even before he was able to see the company that made his name famous for the best tire brand.
* Died July 1st, 1860
* 3 millinon cars on the road in the early 1900’s