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Tests on tires show motorists new ways to save rubber in Akron Ohio.

Shows tracks of a moving tank. Workers manufacturing tank-tracks in factory. Huge rubber inflated tire-tubes rolled out of factory by workers and loaded on trucks.Shows a Car in Akron Ohio performing various strain tests on tires over different road surfaces. July 1941.

Date: 1941, July
Duration: 51 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
Goodyear tire company managers attend conference in Akron Ohio and ramp up wartime production

Superintendents and development men from Goodyear tire companies come for a conference in Akron Ohio. They disembark from the train, take their belongings and proceed towards the venue. View of downtown street of Akron. Goodyear managers from all over the world attend the conference. Sam Steere and his cotton mill men, Kox and Kavenagh from Windsor, along with Harry Post are seen. , Cormen and Peperika from South America are seen. Views of tire production underway at Goodyear plants. Old rubber tires seen at a reclamation plant. View of an Airplane wheel being constructed. Tank treads stockpiled at St. Marys, Ohio. View of tanks crossing a field and warplanes soaring over them. View of back of St. Mary's Goodyear molded rubber plant.

Date: 1941
Duration: 5 min 16 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Rash car driving demonstration near Goodrich Rubber Company plant in Akron Ohio.

Repeated scenes of a car making high speed turns in front of a stadium in Akron Ohio near the Goodrich Rubber Company plant. Text 1940 carved in stone above stadium entrance. Car tires make screeching sound during turns, demonstrating how rubber is wasted during rapid turns. Scenes of same car repeatedly driving from road over curb. Large white lettered sign on ground in background reads 'AKRON'.

Date: 1941
Duration: 54 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Goodyear's management team from Sweden returns to Akron after shutdown of Goodyear's Swedish plant.

Goodyear managers observe a model of the globe. George Hinshaw shows Mr. Paul Litchfield, Chairman and CEO of Goodyear, the route taken by a team of Goodyear managers returning from Sweden to the United States. Management from Sweden come to Akron Ohio as the Goodyear rubber plant in Sweden was shutdown due to a wartime shortage of rubber. Various managers from the closed Goodyear operation in Sweden walk down the gangplank from their ship at dock, including Twisty Monk, Bob Wilson, Lee Young, and others. Press interviews Bob Wilson. Mrs. Walter Condon, wife of the Goodyear Australia Superintendent arrives at Akron Airport to visit her ill mother. View of United Airlines DC-3 taxiing to a halt, and Mrs. Condon emerging from the plane.

Date: 1941
Duration: 1 min 28 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
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
 
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