Monday, April 19, 2010

Firestone At The Fair

The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company is a tire company founded by Harvey Firestone in 1900 to supply pneumatic tires for wagons, buggies, and other forms of wheeled transportation common in the era. Firestone soon saw the huge potential for marketing tires for automobiles. The company was a pioneer in the mass production of tires.

Firestone was originally based in Akron, Ohio, also the hometown of its archrival, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. The company initiated operations in 1900 with 12 employees. Together, Firestone and Goodyear were the largest suppliers of automotive tires in North America for over three-quarters of a century. In 1906 Firestone was chosen by Henry Ford for the Model T.

Here is the complete Firestone Tire and Rubber Company exhibit souvenir booklet from the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. ENJOY!

1 comment:

Major Pepperidge said...

I wish that all products were gum-dipped!