Firestone Tire and Rubber Company

Firestone Tire and Rubber Company is an American tire company founded by Harvey Firestone in 1900 initially to supply solid rubber side-wire tires for fire apparatus, and later, 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, and the company was a pioneer in the mass production of tires. Harvey Firestone had a personal friendship with Henry Ford, and used this to become the original equipment supplier of Ford Motor Company automobiles, and was also active in the replacement market.

In 1988, the company was sold to the Japanese Bridgestone Corporation.

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: sponsor

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-75919 10-in. 7/1/1933 Firestone service stores Franklyn H. McCormick Talk sponsor  
Victor LCS-75938 12-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 7/19/1933 A trip through the Firestone production line Franklyn H. McCormick Talk sponsor  
Victor LCS-75939 12-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 7/19/1933 A trip through the Firestone production line Franklyn H. McCormick Talk sponsor  
Victor LCS-75940 12-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 7/24/1933 A trip through the Firestone production line Franklyn H. McCormick Talk sponsor  
Victor LCS-75941 12-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 7/24/1933 A trip through the Firestone production line Franklyn H. McCormick Talk sponsor  
Victor BS-76816 10-in. 8/2/1933 Sign and color fountain Firestone Tire and Rubber Company ; Franklyn H. McCormick Talk sponsor  
Victor LCS-76922 12-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 8/20/1933 A trip through the Firestone production line Robert Elson ; Firestone Tire and Rubber Company Talk sponsor  
Victor LCS-76923 12-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 8/20/1933 A trip through the Firestone production line Robert Elson Talk sponsor  
Victor LBS-76924 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 8/20/1933 A trip through the Firestone production line Robert Elson Talk sponsor  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Firestone Tire and Rubber Company," accessed August 1, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102297.

Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 1, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102297.

"Firestone Tire and Rubber Company." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 August 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102297

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