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Charles Goodyear Death Anniversary

Charles Goodyear Death Anniversary - 1 July 1860

Charles Goodyear died on 1 July, 1860

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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