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Collection Reference Number GLC02480.09
From Archive Folder Documents relating to American inventors 
Title Charles Goodyear to Benjamin Silliman
Date 20 August 1842
Author Goodyear, Charles (1800-1860)  
Recipient Silliman, Benjamin  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Sends Silliman, chemistry professor at Yale, enclosed examples (not included) of his improvements in gum elastic. Claims that "the elastic articles will not loose their elastic quality by age or by use."
Subjects Science and Technology  Patent  Invention  Inventor  Education  
People Goodyear, Charles (1800-1860)  Silliman, Benjamin (1779-1864)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Science, Technology, Invention
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Charles Goodyear is credited with the invention and successful application of vulcanized rubber. This note may have been written while his experiments on the substance were still underway.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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