Delegates of The Pan American Highway Commission visit rubber tire manufacturing facilities in Akron, Ohio. Two motorcyclists lead the caravan of official cars and buses passing by fields approaching Akron. Commission members standing in a field overlooking the city of Akron. Women working with rubber sheets in a tire manufacturing plant. In another view at the tire plant, men place new rubber tire tubes over spinning wheels and then shift them to an assembly line. Workers with finished rubber tires.
View of Goodyear Hall in Akron Ohio, and downtown streets of Akron Ohio from an elevated view. Goodyear Hall and clock tower with flags of different nations hanging from its walls. Scene change to a village across the Pacific and native workers extracting and collecting rubber from trees with hand tools. Workers picking cotton at an Arizona cotton plantation and finished bales of cotton. Scene change again back to Akron Ohio, where spectators enjoy a Goodyear Company baseball game at Seiberling Athletic Field. Well dressed men, women, and children seated in the stands at the baseball game for the Goodyear Wingfoots. Women War workers manufacture gas masks with rubber pipes at a Goodyear factory. They are seen exiting the factory after the work day is over. Aircraft parts for Britain and America being manufactured at a Goodyear factory that houses the company airship dock, 3 blocks long and 30 stories high. Exterior views of clearing and construction work beginning for two more aircraft construction facilities near the Airship dock. Two men test low pressure aircraft tires and brakes of a Good Year plane. View of many cars parked as employment and facilites expand at Goodyear facilities.
Maiden flight of United States airship Akron. C.E. Rosendahl along with the crew of Akron lined up with people in the background. USS Akron comes out of a hangar at Goodyear Zeppelin in Akron, Ohio on 23rd September, 1931. American flag at the nose of the airship. Airship lifts off and in flight. A sign on the ground reads ' Goodyear Zeppelin ' The airship returns after its trial flight.
Making of the dirigible USS Akron at Akron in Ohio. A large hanger inside which the huge dirigible assembled. Rear Admiral Moffett and other officials drive golden rivet into Akron structure. U.S. flag hangs in center of a large round frame work which is part of USS Akron. Workers raise second ring into place. Successive circular frames attached with each other make skeleton of the airship. Adding nose and tail section to the skeleton completes the dura aluminum skeleton.
Maiden flight of United States airship Akron. USS Akron in flight and aerial view of a large crowd gathered at the launching ceremony of Akron. Wife of President Herbert Hoover, Mrs. Louise Henry Hoover arrives at the ceremony to launch the airship. She speaks on the microphone during the ceremony. She pulls a long line to release a trap door and pigeons from Akron.
Construction of United States airship Akron. Motor compartments in the airship. Crew's bunk room under construction inside Akron. One out of the eight engines being installed by men. Men work on fuel tanks, condensers and propeller shaft A covered fin is lifted in a sling. Three vertical fins being installed. Men coat the outer cover with silver. Interiors of the control room with control panel. Thousands of steel bottles filled with helium piled up. Helium being taken away with hose for storage in underground tanks. Mobile mooring mast and mooring cone. Mooring cap on nose of Akron airship.