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Nathaniel Hayward's House in Colchester, CT, now on the National Register of Historic Places

Nathaniel Manley Hayward (January 19, 1808 – July 18, 1865)[1] was a US businessman and inventor best known for developing the process of vulcanization and for his collaboration with Charles Goodyear[2] Hayward met Goodyear in 1837 and shared with him the discovery he had made, almost accidentally, while working at a rubber factory in Roxbury, Connecticut.[3] He bought some mills in Stoneham, Massachusetts, from Elisha S. Converse, which later became a small settlement called Haywardville.

Hayward's former home in Colchester, Connecticut, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1972.[4]


  1. ^ record
  2. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica:Charlese Goodyear
  3. ^ NNDB:Charles Goodyear
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.