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Charles Goodyear - New Haven, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 18.909 W 072° 55.672
18T E 673441 N 4575813
Quick Description: The grave of chemist, inventor, and engineer Charles Goodyear is located at the north end of Sycamore Avenue in Grove Street Cemetery at 227 Grove Street, New Haven, CT.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 4/9/2019 4:46:19 AM
Waymark Code: WM10BQT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 1

Long Description:

The grave of Charles Goodyear is located in the center of a large, raised, family plot surrounded by a low stone wall and reached by climbing three steps. In the center of the plot is a large granite monument which is has the family name GOODYEAR near the base and a dado with the inscription:

CHARLES GOODYEAR
INVENTOR,
BORN IN NEW HAVEN, DEC. 28, 1800
DIED IN NEW YORK, JULY 1, 1860

Description:

Charles Goodyear was a self-taught chemist who revolutionized the rubber industry by inventing the chemical process for treating raw rubber with sulphur, which he called vulcanization. This process converted raw rubber into a stable form of rubber which was pliable, waterproof, and able to be molded into various shapes. His invention lead to the creation of many new products, most importantly shoes and tires.

In 1844 Charles Goodyear US Patent No. 3,633 for his vulcanization process. In 1898, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was founded and named in his honor. On February 8, 1976, he was selected for induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.



Date of birth: 12/28/1800

Date of death: 7/1/1860

Area of notoriety: Science/Technology

Marker Type: Monument

Setting: Outdoor

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: 8 am to 4 pm daily

Fee required?: No

Web site: [Web Link]

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