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Encyclopedia > United States Rubber Company

The United States Rubber Company was a rubber manufacturer founded by Charles R. Flint in 1892. The company purchased the Gillette Safety Tire Company, founded by Raymond B. Gillette, in 1940 [1]. The name was changed in 1967 to Uniroyal Inc.. As Uniroyal, the company was defendant in a landmark gender discrimination case, Chrapliwy v. Uniroyal, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Latex being collected from a tapped rubber tree Rubber is an elastic hydrocarbon polymer which occurs as a milky colloidal suspension (known as latex) in the sap of several varieties of plants. ... Manufacturing is the transformation of raw materials into finished goods for sale, or intermediate processes involving the production or finishing of semi-manufactures. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Chrapliwy v. ... President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964. ...


In 1986 Uniroyal then merged with the B.F. Goodrich Company to become the Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company. The company was finally taken over by Michelin in 1990. 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Goodrich Corporation (formerly the B.F. Goodrich Company) NYSE: GR, based in Charlotte is an American aerospace manufacturing company. ... Michelin (full name: Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin) (Euronext: ML) based in Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne région of France, is primarily a tyre manufacturer. ... This article is about the year. ...


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EH.Net Encyclopedia: The International Natural Rubber Market, 1870-1930 (4213 words)
After collecting the rubber, tappers would go back to their shacks and smoke the resin in order to make balls of partially filtered and purified rough rubber that could be sold at the ports.
Rubber was taken, like other commodities, to ports in Europe and the US to be distributed to the industries that bought large amounts of the product in the London or New York commodities exchanges.
Prior to the development of the automobile as a mass-marketed phenomenon, the Brazilian wild rubber industry was capable of meeting world demand and, furthermore, it was impossible for rubber producers to predict the scope and growth of the automobile industry prior to the 1900s.
Prescott Bush - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1657 words)
Bush was born in Columbus, Ohio to Flora Sheldon and Samuel Prescott Bush, a railroad executive, and later, steel company president and during World War I, a federal government official in charge of coordination and assistance to major weapons contractors.
In 1925, he joined the United States Rubber Company of New York City as manager of the foreign division, and moved to Greenwich, Connecticut.
In 1952 he was elected to the United States Senate, defeating Abraham Ribicoff for the vacant seat which was caused by the death of James O'Brien McMahon.
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