TIRE CO. FOUNDER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1868

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Harvey Samuel Firestone
 (December 20, 1868 – February 7, 1938)

Businessman Harvey Firestone was the founder of the Firestone Tire
and Rubber Company, one of the first global makers of automobile
tires. His company supplied the tires for all Ford automobiles. At the
time, he was one of three leaders of American industry, alongside
Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. They often worked and vacationed
together.

After graduating from Columbiana High School, Firestone worked for
the Columbus Buggy Company in Columbus, Ohio before starting his
own company in 1890, making rubber tires for carriages.

 

 

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Harvey Firestone with early car and truck tires at his Akron, 
Ohio Plant

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