AERONAUTICS: American Zeppelins

In Akron, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. announced its purchase of all patents and rights to manu- facture Zeppelin dirigibles, including their engines, machinery and auxiliaries. The purchase price was not stated.

The reason for the willingness of the Zeppelin interests to sell out arises from the fact that under the Treaty of Versailles the vast hangars and shops at Friedrichshafen must be razed as soon as the Navy ZR3 is completed. The reason for Goodyear's acquisition of the patents is to be found partly in the unprofitable character of the tire...

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