Charles Goodyear

Charles Goodyear

Born: December 29, 1800

Died: July 1, 1860

Nationality: American

Occupation: inventor

Biography: Charles Goodyear was an American inventor who developed a process to vulcanize rubber in 1839 -- a method that he perfected while living and working in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1844, and for which he received patent number 3633 from the United States Patent Office on June 15, 1844