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Rubber Making and Tire Building 1951

Rubber products such as automobile tires are an important part of modern life. However, production of these items involves subjecting heterogeneous mixtures of hundreds of chemicals to heat, pressure, and catalytic action during a variety of manufacturing processes…

Tire building 1934

I grew up in Akron, Ohio the Rubber Capital of the World” during the 1950s and 1960s. My grandfathers both worked in the tire building and rubber manufacturing plants, as did my mother and most of my uncles. During the late nineteenth century, Ohio emerged as the leader of rubber production in the United States…

History Channel - Tire Manufacturing

Continental - Tire Production - 1930's

Check out our second historic video special featuring tire production processes in the 1930’s. More is yet to come! So stay tuned…

Tire Industry film 1930

Goodyear's History

Take a look at the History of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

How The Model A Ford Engine Was Built; The Engine Assembly Line 1928 1931

Using 22 different archived videos spliced together this video depicts the Model A engine being produced, from sand molds to being dropped in a chassis. Every Model A engine destined for one of Ford’s 30+ US assembly plants was cast and assembled at the Rouge Plant in Dearborn, MI..

Manufacturing the Model A Ford; The Ford Assembly Line 1928 1929 1930 1931

Manufacturing nearly 5 Million Model A Fords was an extremely well orchestrated series of events that started from raw materials and ended with complete cars being driven off the assembly line. With production taking place in dozens of Ford assembly plants around the world it was important that each step of the process be consistent and efficient..

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