1 July 1860: Death of Charles Goodyear, American Inventor

Charles Goodyear was born on 29 December 1800 in New Haven, Connecticut, the eldest of the six children of Amasa and Cynthia Goodyear. After serving an apprenticeship with a firm of hardware merchants in Philadelphia, Goodyear returned to Connecticut in 1821 to join his father’s business in Naugatuck as a partner. Read the full biography page of Charles Goodyear.

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