Charles Goodyear, American inventor

Charles Goodyear, American inventor

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Caption: Charles Goodyear (1800-1860), American inventor. Goodyear invented the process of vulcanization, a treatment that hardens rubber and greatly raises its melting temperature. Despite patenting the process, Goodyear didn't profit from his discovery, and died in debt.

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