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15/06/1844 Charles Goodyear receives a patent for strengthened rubber


The Luckless Rubber Maven: Charles Goodyear


Charles Goodyear and the invention of Rubber


Charles Goodyear Fritz Hofmann Rubber

Charles Goodyear developed vulcanized rubber, for which he received patent number 3633 from the United States Patent Office in June 1844. The first vulcanization of rubber is considered one of the major "firsts" that contributes to the City of Springfield's nickname, "The City of Firsts."
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