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Maker and Role
Nelson Goodyear (b.1813, d.1851?), Patentee
Date
May 06 1851
Object Type
Media
Rubber
Dimensions
13 x 23 x 1 1/4" (33 x 58.4 x 3.2cm)
Description
Goodyear's patent is for an "Improvement in the Preparation and Manufacture of Caoutchouc or India-Rubber". It consists in "compounding caoutchouc with other substances that the composition thus formed, when subjected to the heating or curing process described in the patent of Charles Goodyear, dated June 15, 1844, and in the reissue of said patent, dated December 25, 1849, will form a hard stiff substance hitherto unknown." (Patent Number 8,075)

Charles Goodyear, who is credited with inventing the vulcanization of rubber, was Nelson's brother.
Collection
Rothschild Patent Model Collection
Object No
2015.14.94
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