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The Man Behind the Modern Rubber Industry

With the stories of so many young leaders captured in our pages, it made me curious about the man himself, the visionary behind U.S. Patent No. 3633, Charles Goodyear. It is from his innovation that Club 3633 takes its name.

Part 1: A Look Back at the Early Days of the Akron Rubber Industry

Ralph C. Busbey, a newspaper reporter and one time Akron bureau chief for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, became the third editor of the India Rubber Review (now Tire Review) in 1924. He wrote a section focused on the early days of the Akron rubber industry for “A Centennial History of Akron 1825-1925,” a book published