Early War enlisted men’s frock coats are the rarest existing form of the Confederate uniform coat. This is because though the frock coat was prescribed for Confederate enlisted men by the earliest regulations, they were soon superseded by the short shell jacket, in order to conserve hard to come by cloth. This is a beautiful example of a cadet grey, single breasted, frock coat; not only does it have infantry branch of service colored piping around the collar, it also has regulation…
Early tennis balls were often very hard, even wooden, with leather balls coming later. It wasn’t until the 1850s that Charles Goodyear, of Goodyear tire fame, invented vulcanised rubber and allowed long lasting balls to be manufactured from natural rubber. Previously, natural rubber would only last a matter of days in an outside environment such as a tennis court before perishing.
Sulphur surplus: Up to our necks in a diabolical element
Charles Goodyear, in the 19th Century, found that adding sulphur to latex - the goopy sap of the rubber tree - created a much firmer, more durable material, which he used to produce the first tyres and inner tubes. 1839: American inventor Charles Goodyear (1800 - 1860) demonstrating his new dry heat rubber Vulcanization process Charles Goodyear demonstrating the Vulcanisation process
june 15,1844 – Charles Goodyear receives a patent for vulcanization, a process to strengthen rubber.Goodyear discovered the vulcanization process accidentally after five years of searching for a more stable rubber. In 1898, almost four decades after his death, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was founded and named after Goodyear by Frank Seiberling
Grave Marker- Charles Goodyear, American inventor. Goodyear died while traveling to see his dying daughter. After arriving in New York, he was informed that she had already died. He collapsed and was taken to the Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York City, where he died. He is buried in New Haven at Grove Street Cemetery ... how tragic. :(