The Mansfield Tire and Rubber Company

On March 21, 1912, the Mansfield Rubber and Tire Company turned out its first tire.  This was a short time after The Mansfield Rubber Company had been reorganized with new capital and new executive personnel on February 10, 1912.  At this early stage, the company was already getting orders of large amounts according to attorney J.E. Ladow, one of the company’s largest stake holders.  Back in 1912, a tire cost approximately $50 and one was lucky to get 1,000 miles out of it.  The future looked bright and they would one day rank next to the “Big Four” tire companies in units produced.  In 1944 the company was recognized with an Army-Navy “E” Award for the production of war materials.  The company would continue to grow through the 1950s and 1960s, but production would begin to decline in the 70s.  In 1976 the company had net sales of $123,488,078 and by 1978 this was down to $77,046,935.  In the early 1980s, the company declared bankruptcy and on August 1982 the building on Newman St. was demolished.  It would take nearly a decade for many workers to receive their pensions.


The Mansfield Tire and Rubber Co. – Sanborn Map 1929


Army-Navy “E” Award program cover, 1944

Enjoy these images of The Mansfield Tire and Rubber Company from the early 1920s, click on image to make larger and see a description of the photo:

The Factory

Inside the Factory

The Offices


6 thoughts on “The Mansfield Tire and Rubber Company

  1. Thank you for this my dad worked there when I was younger and this brings back so many wonderful memories when I was a child growing up


  2. I am looking for anyone who might recall a theft of a trailer load of tires from Mansfield Tire and Rubber from back in the late 70s.


  3. Worked with its Indian Affiliate MRF but never been to Mansfield which I first heard of when I saw the Shawshank Redemption,one of the finest movies made during those times.


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