Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Charles Goodyear (1800-1860) experimented with India rubber until he perfected a process which revolutionized the rubber industry.

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Charles Goodyear
Illustration, vital statistics and biographical information.
Charles Goodyear
Information on Goodyear's discovery of vulcanized rubber.
Charles Goodyear and the Strange Story of Rubber
Details of how the vulcanization process came to be.
Grave of Charles Goodyear
Portrait, photograph from the Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven, biographical sketch, and interactive visitor comments from Find A Grave.
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