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Goodyear Launched on this Date in 1898

Goodyear, which was founded by Frank Sieberling, has been around since August 29th, 1898. Started with just 13 employees, the company’s activities focused maiinly on the manufacturing of bicycle and buggy tires, as well as rubber horseshoes.

As of 1901, Goodyear is a supplier of racing tires for Henry Ford, who’s ground-breaking 1908 Model T will be shod with Goodyear tires. The company becomes the world’s biggest tire manufacturer in 1926. Goodyear remains a successful company to this day, with worldwide tire sales that surpass the 20 billion dollar mark.

Evolution of the Goodyear logo

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