What You Don't Know About The Goodyear Blimp
September 15th, 2015
When you think of Goodyear, you generally tend to think “Goodyear tires,” but there’s much more to the company than that. Goodyear has long been a maker of rubber parts like hoses, belts, gaskets, motor mounts, industrial rubber products and more. In WWII, Goodyear even built hundreds of copies of the F4U Corsair fighter plane for the Navy!
Other than Goodyear tires…what’s the next thing that comes to mind? Most likely the Goodyear Blimp.
The Goodyear Blimp is one of the most recognizable and renowned public relations and advertising devices in America, and it has a fairly interesting history. Blimps (or more properly, dirigibles) saw military duty in WWI. Legend has it that the name came from an officer flicking the surface of one with his finger, and it made a sound that he pronou ...