Goodyear, the tire company, was founded in 1898. The car was invented around the same time but they weren't widely available until a little later. So Goodyear began making bicycle and carriage tires, as well as some other random goodies like poker chips and horseshoe pads. As automobiles became more widespread and commonplace, Goodyear transitioned into being a tire manufacturer, becoming synonymous with the tire itself. The company blimp has also been in use since 1925 and is now ubiquitous at the biggest sporting events across the US. This vintage Goodyear hat is lightly worn in great condition.