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Charles Goodyear Birthday

Charles Goodyear Birthday - 29 December 1800

Charles Goodyear was born on 29 December, 1800

American chemist and engineer generally credited to have developed vulcanised rubber though there are reports of it being in existence for centuries. On 15 June 1844, Goodyear received a US patent (# 3633) for perfecting the process of vulcanisation of rubber, though Thomas Hancock had a patent pending for the same process 8 weeks before.

Vulcanised rubber had been used by Mesoamericans as far back as 1600 BC.

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