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Rear view of the U.S.S. Macon
U.S.S. Macon; Airships; Airdock; Blimps
The USS Macon docked in the Akron Airdock in 1934. "The Macon will eventually be permanently docked in California after all testing is finished."
Framework of the U.S.S. Macon
Airships; Airdock; U.S.S. Macon; Construction; Goodyear-Zeppelin Co.
A view of the framework of the USS Macon inside of the Akron Airdock. The USS Macon was built in 1932 by the Goodyear Zeppelin Company.
Interior of the Akron Airdock with the Graf Zeppelin
Airdock; Airships; Blimps; Graf Zeppelin (Aircraft carrier)
The Graf Zeppelin circles the Akron Airdock waiting to dock during a layover in Akron Ohio. The zeppelin is on its way from Germany to Chicago for the Worlds Fair in 1933.
Popeye Thanksgiving Day parade balloon
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company; Balloons; Thanksgiving Day; Popeye (Fictitious character)
"This is Popeye, popular cartoon character who will appear in Macy's 1957 Thanksgiving Day parade as a 56-foot high figure balloon. Built by the Aviation Products Division of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber...
Goodyear Aerospace Corp. communications satellite
Goodyear Aerospace Corporation; Artificial satellites
A new satellite developed by the Goodyear Aerospace Corp. to be used by the Air Force. It is made of a fine wire grid and a wrap that will disappear when it is hit by ultraviolet rays.
Circuits used to create a Navy MK-48 torpedo
Women; Women workers; Goodyear Aerospace Corporation; Torpedoes; Computer circuits; Transistors
"This is just a small portion of the 567 tiny diodes, transistors and integrated circuits used in the 4-inch-long exploder for a Navy MK-48 torpedo built by Goodyear Aerospace in Akron, Ohio. The MK-48...
Hydroponics development by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company; Cotton; Hydroponics
"Experimental growing cotton in large, flat, shallow, gravel and water filled tanks by so-called hydroponics or water culture method, in a greenhouse where humidity and temperature are under separate control,...
Runway test of Goodyear Terra Tires
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company; Airplanes; Tires; Tire industry; Testing; Akron Fulton International Airport
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company test the benefits of soft low pressure tires in their Terra-Tires. The plane rolled over two-by-four blocks and planks to demonstrate the usefulness of the tires in 1956...
Photographic study of freefall tendencies of parachutes
Goodyear Aircraft Corporation; Parachute industry; Parachuting; Photography
A photo study of the freefall tendencies of parachutes done by the Goodyear Aircraft Corporation in Akron Ohio in 1953.
Aerial view of the airplane subassembly at the Goodyear Aircraft Corporation
Goodyear Aircraft Corporation; Aerial photographs; Aerial views; Airplane equipment; Airplane industry; Factories
An aerial view of the assembly floor of the Goodyear Aircraft Corporation's airplane subassembly factory in 1941.
Female workers producing gas masks at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company; Women; Women workers; World War II; Gas masks; Assembly-line methods
Women at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company assemble gas masks for the war effort in World War II in 1941 in Akron, Ohio.
Akron Airdock and Goodyear Aircraft factory
Airdock; Factories; Airplane industry; Aerial photographs; Aerial views; Goodyear Aircraft Corporation
"Aerial view of Goodyear Aircraft factories at Akron. In foreground is Defense Plant Corporation's building, 400 by 1,000 feet, leased by Goodyear Aircraft Corporation for manufacture of airplane sub-assemblies....
Employee assembles a gas mask at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
Women; Women workers; Gas masks; World War II; Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
A female employee of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company assembles a gas mask for the war effort during World War II. Goodyear employed hundreds of female workers for their assembly lines in 1941.
Aerial view of the Akron Airport and Rubber Bowl
Aerial photographs; Aerial views; Rubber Bowl; Airports; Akron Fulton International Airport; Springfield Lake
An aerial view of the Akron Airport, Rubber Bowl, and Springfield Lake in 1939.
Two women rivet the wing of a bomber during World War II
Goodyear Aircraft Corporation; Employees; Women; World War II; Bombers; Women workers; Riveting
"Bartina Bonner, left, and Marjorie Parker, two of the thousands of women employed at the Goodyear Aircraft Corporation, on wings, nacelles and other parts for Army and Navy Aircraft. They are shown riveting...
Kids walking in line to the top of the hill to sled down
Sleds and sleighs; Winter; Winter sports; Childhood & youth; Children; Children playing; Children playing in snow; Children playing outdoors; Akron Fulton International Airport
Children lining up and walking up hill at the Akron Airport playground to sled down the hill again in 1939.
Drill team at the Akron Naval Air Station
Drill teams; Air bases; Naval operations; Naval yards & naval stations; Naval parades & ceremonies; United States. Navy
"In military circles, as well as civilian, this drill team from the Akron Naval Air Station has been winning praise for its precision and showmanship. The crack bluejackets, volunteers who practice on...
Firefighting demonstration by the U.S. Naval Air Station
Fire; Fire fighters; Fire fighting; Fire prevention; Air bases; Naval yards & naval stations; United States. Navy
The Akron U.S. Naval Air Station demonstrates how to put out an airplane fire in 1954.
Outside of Derby Downs
Derby Downs; Crowds; Racing; Soap box derby; All-American Soap Box Derby; Spectators
Crowds of spectators file into Derby Downs to watch the soap box derby in Akron, Ohio during the 1957 races.
Crowd in the Akron Rubber Bowl
Rubber Bowl; Crowds; Events; Spectators
A crowd of spectators look on at an event at the Akron Rubber Bowl in 1947.
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