Oldgas.com Home  
Home | Help | Events | Auctions | Parts | Pictures | Contact
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "GOODYEAR TIRES"
#420785 Thu Jun 06 2013 05:37 PM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 2,357
TBA Feature Host
OP Offline
TBA Feature Host
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 2,357


Some company History:
In 1898, Frank Seiberling established the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio.

The company was named for Charles Goodyear, the man who developed vulcanized rubber. Seiberling borrowed 3,500 dollars from a brother-in-law to purchase the company's first factory. Goodyear originally employed thirteen workers, but the firm quickly emerged as a leader in the production of rubber items, including bicycle tires, pneumatic carriage and automobile tires, horseshoes, and hoses. By 1926, Goodyear was the largest rubber company in the world.

David Hill, who purchased nearly one-third of the 100,000 dollars worth of stock that the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company issued in 1898, became the company's first president. The company went through two additional presidents before Seiberling became chief executive in 1906. The founder of the company remained as the firm's president until 1921, when an economic recession prompted him to resign. Seiberling personally developed the company's logo -- a winged foot -- the same logo that the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company utilizes in the twenty-first century.

Goodyear led the industry in the development of new products. In 1903, the company developed the first tubeless automobile tire. In 1909, the firm branched out into the aviation industry, producing the first airplane tires. Before this point, pilots primarily utilized bicycle tires on their planes. Three years later, Goodyear produced its first blimp. In 1919, the firm also developed the first bulletproof gas tank for planes. The company continued to lead the industry in creating new products throughout the twentieth century.

While the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company prospered, its workers sometimes suffered. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, factory workers faced poor working conditions, low wages, and almost no benefits. This was true for the workers employed by rubber manufacturers in Akron, Ohio, such the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, B.F. Goodrich, and Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. In an attempt to alleviate their conditions, workers established a union named the United Rubber Workers in 1935. The following year, this union organized its first major strike within Akron's rubber industry.

The strike began as a protest against a plan created by Goodyear to reduce wages and increase the pace of production. The workers utilized the concept of the "sit-down" strike. In the past, when workers went on strike they would leave the factory to join picket lines. Company owners often hired "scab" laborers to cross the picket lines and continue production. The practice of using scab labor made it difficult for striking workers to obtain their demands. In contrast, in a sit-down strike, workers quit working but still occupied their places within the factory. This process meant that the factory owners could not send in additional workers to continue the job. In addition, factory management was more reluctant to use private security forces or other strikebreakers to intimidate the striking workers, as that approach threatened destruction to plant property.

In addition to the sit-down strike, the rubber workers also organized long picket lines in protest. Akron's mayor, Lee D. Schroy, attempted to send in the police to put down the strike, but the police officers refused to do so when they faced the thousands of organized workers. In the long term, the rubber companies were forced to recognize the United Rubber Workers and negotiate better contracts with workers. One immediate success was a six-hour workday.

Several reasons existed for the workers' success in this strike. First, sit-in strikes made it much more difficult for employers to replace their striking workers. Equally as important in this strike was the federal government's recent passage of the Wagner Act. This legislation made unions legal for the first time in United States history. Finally, the United Rubber Workers belonged to a larger organization, the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO). The CIO consisted of an umbrella organization for multiple unions. These unions worked together by providing both moral and material support to CIO-member unions, especially when these member unions went on strike.


The most valuable commodity I know of is information-Wall Street
Value Questions and Showcase forums

Please - NO offers to Buy or Sell in this forum category

Statements such as, "I'm thinking about selling this." are considered an offer to sell.
Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "GOODYEAR TIRES"
57tbirdkid #420811 Thu Jun 06 2013 06:25 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,780
Likes: 9
Veteran Member
Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,780
Likes: 9
Guess I will start it off this month. Here are the Goodyear items I have.






Last edited by pumpingethyl; Thu Jun 06 2013 06:31 PM.

Dennis Leith / Always looking for unusual Gilmore Oil Company items and Automobilia Displays
Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "GOODYEAR TIRES"
pumpingethyl #420821 Thu Jun 06 2013 06:44 PM
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 3,940
G
Veteran Member
Offline
Veteran Member
G
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 3,940
I love all of the stuff in the 4th picture!!


Looking for any cans! PM me what ya got!
Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "GOODYEAR TIRES"
57tbirdkid #420822 Thu Jun 06 2013 06:45 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 731
Petro Enthusiast
Offline
Petro Enthusiast
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 731
Here are a few that I have on my computer, I'll get some others tomorrow..

good1.jpgphoto 1.JPGgood3.jpg
Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "GOODYEAR TIRES"
gmstuff #420825 Thu Jun 06 2013 06:51 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 927
Likes: 14
6
Petro Enthusiast
Offline
Petro Enthusiast
6
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 927
Likes: 14
Nice signs guys. These are the two I have.

goodyearflange1.jpg2x6goodyear.JPG
Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "GOODYEAR TIRES"
57tbirdkid #420834 Thu Jun 06 2013 07:17 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 1,929
Likes: 20
T
Veteran Member
Online Content
Veteran Member
T
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 1,929
Likes: 20
Not a lot of Goodyear

001 (550x413) - Copy.jpg
Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "GOODYEAR TIRES"
Tankar #420884 Thu Jun 06 2013 11:34 PM
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 8,818
Veteran Member
Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 8,818
Here's a few signs.

rsz_007.jpgrsz_bs_signs_nov_12-28.jpgrsz_gy_tufsyn_tin_tire_insert.jpg

Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.
Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "GOODYEAR TIRES"
Dave's Garage #420886 Thu Jun 06 2013 11:54 PM
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 8,818
Veteran Member
Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 8,818
Few more.

rsz_good_year_vertical_ssp_bs-1_.jpgrsz_goodyear_dsp_hanger-1.jpg

Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.
Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "GOODYEAR TIRES"
57tbirdkid #420910 Fri Jun 07 2013 05:56 AM
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 2,094
Likes: 4
Veteran Member
Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 2,094
Likes: 4
the only goodyear item I have:

IMG_1423.JPG

Got Socony???

Tom
Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "GOODYEAR TIRES"
57tbirdkid #421053 Fri Jun 07 2013 05:40 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 731
Petro Enthusiast
Offline
Petro Enthusiast
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 731
Here are a few more smalls.. Sorry for the lousy pic of the tacker sign..

good4.jpggood5.jpggood6.jpggood7.jpg
Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "GOODYEAR TIRES"
gmstuff #421063 Fri Jun 07 2013 06:14 PM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 2,357
TBA Feature Host
OP Offline
TBA Feature Host
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 2,357
Some nice stuff everyone keep em coming


The most valuable commodity I know of is information-Wall Street
Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "GOODYEAR TIRES"
57tbirdkid #421107 Fri Jun 07 2013 09:46 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,077
S
Veteran Member
Offline
Veteran Member
S
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,077
Some photos from shows I have gone to:





Mike
Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "GOODYEAR TIRES"
strnge #421117 Fri Jun 07 2013 10:50 PM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,597
Likes: 12
Veteran Member
Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,597
Likes: 12
There were 2 versions of this sign made by GoodYear. The one pictured above was the blue version and this is the green version that they made much less of. Not mine but I plan to own one some day!


LOOKING-4:WELDING SIGNS,Charter/Finance/PulOil/Trulite/TruTest-Oils,True's gas CORALINE/RAINBOW, Gardner 70 items of Yakima wa., Wa/Or/Id Chief items
Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "GOODYEAR TIRES"
Man-Cave-Shoppe Dave #421175 Sat Jun 08 2013 09:58 AM
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 281
Likes: 4
Petro Enthusiast
Offline
Petro Enthusiast
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 281
Likes: 4
Here are a few tin-tacker signs I have picked up in the past.



Uploaded with ImageShack.us


Collecting most things related to Cities Service, Galena Oil, Hi-Speed Gas, Sunoco & Richfield.
Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "GOODYEAR TIRES"
sandman325 #421359 Sun Jun 09 2013 03:13 PM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 2,357
TBA Feature Host
OP Offline
TBA Feature Host
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 2,357
Posting these for a friend:



The most valuable commodity I know of is information-Wall Street
Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  Oldgas, Ryan Underthun, Watchdog8 

Link Copied to Clipboard

Click for an eBay Search Form and lots more live petro auction listings

Copyright © 2020 Primarily Petroliana Interactive, All Rights Reserved

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4