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Good Year tire manufacturing facilities in Akron Ohio, and updates to employees in corporate newsreel

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.

Date: 1940
Duration: 4 min 38 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Various frameworks attached together inside a large hanger to make large airship USS Akron, Akron Ohio.

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.

Date: 1931
Duration: 8 min 15 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
United States airship Akron takes off for its first flight in Akron, Ohio.

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.

Date: 1931
Duration: 2 min 47 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
United States airship Akron being launched in Akron, Ohio, by first lady, Mrs. Hoover.

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.

Date: 1931
Duration: 1 min 22 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A new lighter than air blimp, built at Goodyear plant for the U.S. Navy, takes off for its debut in Akron, Ohio.

A new lighter than air blimp, built at Goodyear plant for the U.S. Navy takes off for its debut in Akron, Ohio. The dirigible takes off from the field. Flight commanders in the cabin of dirigible. 'US Navy K-2' written on the side of dirigible. It glides over hanger in the sky.

Date: 1938, December 12
Duration: 25 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Robert Berger of Omaha, Nebraska wins the Soap Box Derby race held in Akron, Ohio.

Annual Soap Box Derby held in Akron, Ohio. The young boys work on their Soapbox cars. A youngster works on the wheel of his car. Spectators stand on either side of the racing track.. The Soapbox cars at the starting point. The race starts. Men on bike behind the cars. 14 year old Robert Berger from Omaha, Nebraska wins the race. Robert being presented the winning trophy and he smiles.

Date: 1938, August 15
Duration: 53 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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