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The Factories of the B. F. Goodrich Co., Akron, Ohio. Largest Rubber Plant in the World.

B. F. Goodrich Rubber Co.

B. F. Goodrich Company, major American manufacturing company of the 20th century, noted for its production of automobile tires and ruber products. In The Beginning In 1869 Dr. Benjamin Franklin Goodrich and his brother-in-law, Harvey W. Tew, purchased the Hudson River Rubber Company, a small business in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. The following year they accepted an…

Firestone Rubber at the World's Fair

Firestone Rubber – World’s Fair

Akron’s Firestone participated Century of Progress – World’s Fair, Chicago.  Their Factory and Exhibition Building at contained a complete production line of the most modern and efficient tire-making machinery in the world.  Firestone produced Gum-Dipped Tires from raw materials to the finished tire at the exhibit.  In the Exhibit Hall they displayed Firestone Tires, Batteries, Spark…