(1970)

B. F. Goodrich, 1947 Series
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32
On-sale Date
1970 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
[none printed]
Editing
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Issue Notes

This is the only printing of this issue that has the "B.F. Goodrich 100th Anniversary" label in the lower right corner.

The date is from the product code on the back cover, PRD 5-170.

On the timeline page near the end, the last factoid is dated 1969 (SELF-FOLDING NON-RIGID INFLATABLE JACK).
Keywords
Rubber

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Genre
non-fiction; advocacy; math & science
Characters
B. F. Goodrich
Keywords
jet airplane; rocket; rubber

Christopher Columbus First European to Learn About "Rubber" (Table of Contents: 1)

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Genre
non-fiction; advocacy; biography; history; math & science
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Christopher Columbus
Synopsis
How Columbus became the first European to encounter rubber, and how he introduced it to Europe.
Keywords
educational; explorer; fact; rubber

How It Got the Name "Rubber" (Table of Contents: 2)

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Genre
non-fiction; advocacy; history; math & science
Characters
Joseph Priestly
Synopsis
Priestly discovers rubber's properties as a pencil eraser.
Keywords
rubber; scientist

Waterproof Shoes Were One of the First Useful Articles Made of Rubber (Table of Contents: 3)

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Genre
non-fiction; advocacy; history; math & science
Characters
French explorer; French scientists; Vulcan
Synopsis
How the French Academy of Science sponsors an expedition to learn more about rubber, leading to early practical applications.
Keywords
educational; fact; rubber; scientist

1870 Dr. B. F. Goodrich Establishes First Rubber Plant in Akron (Table of Contents: 4)

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Genre
humor; advocacy; biography; history; math & science
Characters
B. F. Goodrich; Akron business leader
Synopsis
Goodrich establishes the first rubber plant west of he Atlantic seaboard, and turns Akron into the largest rubber manufacturing center of the world.
Keywords
Akron; educational; fact; Ohio; rubber

The Automobile Enters the Picture (Table of Contents: 5)

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Characters
motorists
Synopsis
In 1896 Goodrich makes pneumatic tires for Winton autos... the first such tires in America.
Keywords
automobile; car; educational; fact; rubber

The Laboratory Meets the Challenge (Table of Contents: 6)

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Genre
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Characters
a chemist
Synopsis
In 1895 Goodrich establishes the American rubber industry's first research laboratory.
Keywords
chemist; educational; fact; laboratory; rubber; scientist

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
In 1876 Sir Henry Wickham was commissioned by the British government to obtain seeds of the rubber or 'hevea' tree from Brazil.
Genre
non-fiction; advocacy; biography; history; math & science
Characters
Sir Henry Wickham; Ceylonese rubber workers
Synopsis
After raising rubber trees at Kew Gardens, the British transplant them first to Ceylon and then throughout southeast Asia, where large plantations and processing systems develop.
Keywords
plantation; rubber

Manufacture of Rubber Starts With the Right "Compound" (Table of Contents: 8)

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Genre
non-fiction; advocacy; math & science
Characters
a scientist; a millman; Michael Faraday; Dr. Waldo L. Semon; John L. Collyer; U.S. Senators
Keywords
chemistry; educational; fact; rubber; science

Indexer Notes

Chemists and scientists work out the composition of rubber, then create a synthetic rubber compound. This helps provide for American rubber independence as World War II approaches.

December 7, 1941 (Table of Contents: 9)

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Genre
non-fiction; advocacy; history; math & science
Synopsis
War with Japan cuts America off from almost all its sources of crude rubber.
Keywords
educational; fact; Pearl Harbor; World War II

How American-Made Rubber is Produced (Table of Contents: 10)

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Genre
non-fiction; advocacy; math & science
Characters
scientists; rubber-plant workers
Synopsis
How synthetics are used in production of rubber in the U.S.
Keywords
educational; fact; factory; rubber

Then Came Aggression in Korea! (Table of Contents: 11)

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Genre
non-fiction; advocacy; history; math & science
Characters
a tank commander
Synopsis
The military takes crude rubber off the market when the Korean War begins, but Goodrich synthetic rubber fills the void.
Keywords
educational; fact; Korean War; rubber

BFG Tubeless Tires Made History! (Table of Contents: 12)

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Genre
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Characters
Goodrich develops the tubeless tire in 1947, improving automobile safety.
Keywords
automobile; educational; fact; rubber

How a Tire is Made (Table of Contents: 13)

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Genre
non-fiction; advocacy; math & science
Characters
tire plant workers
Synopsis
The process of making tires, from imbedding the cords to balancing the finished product.
Keywords
educational; fact; factory; rubber

What's New in Rubber... (Table of Contents: 14)

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Genre
non-fiction; advocacy; math & science
Characters
a scientist
Synopsis
New products... superbonding cement, Mach 3 aircraft tires, and man-made tree rubber.
Keywords
B-58; educational; fact; jet airplane; rubber

Rubber in Automotive Transportation (Table of Contents: 15)

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Genre
non-fiction; advocacy; math & science
Synopsis
How and where rubber is used in automobiles.
Keywords
automobile; educational; fact; rubber

Rubber in Transportation (Table of Contents: 16)

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Genre
non-fiction; advocacy; math & science
Characters
a farmer; the police
Synopsis
How rubber is used in construction, farming, marine applications, aviation, trucks and large vehicles, and police vehicles.
Keywords
educational; fact; farm; jet airplane; police car; rubber

Rubber Footwear of Many Types (Table of Contents: 17)

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Genre
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Characters
an industrial worker; a tennis player; a hunter; a fisherman; parents; kids
Synopsis
Varied footgear that use rubber.
Keywords
educational; fact; rubber; shoes

Rubber Helps Industry Do Unusual Things (Table of Contents: 18)

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Genre
non-fiction; advocacy; math & science
Characters
a swimmer; workers
Synopsis
Impressive our out-of-the-ordinary uses for rubber.
Keywords
educational; fact; rubber

Rubber in Our Daily Lives (Table of Contents: 19)

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Genre
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Characters
homeowners
Synopsis
Home uses for rubber.
Keywords
educational; fact; rubber

Koroseal... Miracle Synthetic of a Thousand Uses (Table of Contents: 20)

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Genre
non-fiction; advocacy; math & science
Characters
a baby; children; a mother; a maid
Synopsis
Uses for a new soft flexible synthetic.
Keywords
educational; fact; rubber

B. F. Goodrich Famous Firsts (Table of Contents: 21)

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Genre
non-fiction; advocacy; history; math & science
Characters
a chemist; family
Synopsis
Goodrich "firsts" from 1871 through 1969.
Keywords
educational; fact; rubber

Research Leads the Way (Table of Contents: 22)

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Genre
non-fiction; advocacy; math & science
Characters
a chemist
Synopsis
Information about science careers, and about the B. F. Goodrich research center at Brecksville, Ohio.
Keywords
educational; fact; Ohio; rubber

Rubber Answers the Challenge of Space! (Table of Contents: 23)

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Characters
Mercury Astronaut
Synopsis
How rubber is being used in aerospace.
Keywords
astronaut; educational; fact; Project Mercury; rubber; space suit; space travel

Indexer Notes

Last page and back cover (self-cover).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Christopher Columbus First European to Learn About "Rubber"
  3. 2. How It Got the Name "Rubber"
  4. 3. Waterproof Shoes Were One of the First Useful Articles Made of Rubber
  5. 4. 1870 Dr. B. F. Goodrich Establishes First Rubber Plant in Akron
  6. 5. The Automobile Enters the Picture
  7. 6. The Laboratory Meets the Challenge
  8. 7. ["In 1876 Sir Henry Wickham was commissioned by the British government to obtain seeds of the rubber or 'hevea' tree from Brazil."]
  9. 8. Manufacture of Rubber Starts With the Right "Compound"
  10. 9. December 7, 1941
  11. 10. How American-Made Rubber is Produced
  12. 11. Then Came Aggression in Korea!
  13. 12. BFG Tubeless Tires Made History!
  14. 13. How a Tire is Made
  15. 14. What's New in Rubber...
  16. 15. Rubber in Automotive Transportation
  17. 16. Rubber in Transportation
  18. 17. Rubber Footwear of Many Types
  19. 18. Rubber Helps Industry Do Unusual Things
  20. 19. Rubber in Our Daily Lives
  21. 20. Koroseal... Miracle Synthetic of a Thousand Uses
  22. 21. B. F. Goodrich Famous Firsts
  23. 22. Research Leads the Way
  24. 23. Rubber Answers the Challenge of Space!
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Boris Ammerlaan
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Kirk House
  • Allen Ross
  • Gary L. Watson (R.I.P.)