Charles GoodyearBorn: 1800
Birthplace: New Haven, Conn.
Improvement in India-rubber fabrics—Goodyear discovered the vulcanizing process when some rubber mixed with sulfur accidentally dropped on a hot stove. Prior to this, rubber's applications were limited because of its adhesiveness and its inability to withstand temperature extremes. (1976)Died: 1860
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