MANUFACTURING: Little Giants

The Seiberlings are a big family of little men. Frank A. Seiberling had six children; his brother Charles, four. None is over five feet, six. But what the Seiberlings lack in height, they make up in energy and enterprise.

F. A. Seiberling founded Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in 1898, was ousted in 1921 by Dillon, Read & Co. He immediately started Seiberling Rubber Co., in six years boosted it from 330th to seventh place in the industry. Last week, in Adrian H. Muller & Son's musty old auction rooms at No. 18...