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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
 
 
Workers leave Goodyear factory and pass on streets in Akron, Ohio.

Exteriors of Goodyear factory in Akron, Ohio. Sign reads 'War Industry, Don't Park'. Goodyear factory and smoke stacks in the background. Goodyear sign and flag on roof. Neon lights on. Workers leave plant. Workers cross street.

Date: 1942, December
Duration: 60 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Women workers work with rubber life saving rafts at Goodyear factory in Akron, Ohio.

Interiors of Goodyear factory in Akron, Ohio. Workers make navy rubber life saving rafts. Girl workers make form of raft on table, apply rubber cement to forms and prepare handles. Workers fill air raft with air hose and test pressure. Women apply rubber cement on handler. Man stack rafts on pile of rafts. Navy officer and plant officials check rafts and equipment. Man release air valve inflating raft. Officer and Plant officials talk.

Date: 1942, December
Duration: 3 min 34 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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