Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Edward Stanley Robbins
City of Florence Walk of Honor
Well-known throughout the nation and the world for his innovative work with rubber and vinyl, E. Stanley Robbins supplied rubber inner tubes, retread rubber and, later synthetic rubber for the Armed Forces in WW II.
Erected 2010 by City of Florence.
Location. 34° 48.4′ N, 87° 37.883′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from Hightower Place south of Veterans Drive (Alabama Route 133), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in River Heritage Park. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Michael Hall Mobbs (here, next to this marker); William Burch (Billy) Reid (here, next to this marker); Ellen Dorrit Hoffleit (here, next to this marker); General John Coffee (a few steps from this marker); James Jackson (a few steps from this marker); Kelton D. (Kelso) Herston (a few steps from this marker); Lynn Middleton Sibley (a few steps from this marker); William Christopher Handy (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
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1. Times Daily Obit of Edward Stanley Robbins. Mr. Robbins was born in Flomaton, Ala., and attended school in Mobile. Upon graduation from high school, he went to Dayton, Ohio, where he received his first practical training in the rubber manufacturing industry. In 1930, he returned to Alabama and settled in Tuscumbia. He purchased a manufacturing facility that had been closed for several years due to bankruptcy and developed it into Robbins Tire and Rubber, which at one time employed 1,200 people. (Submitted on December 2, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
2. Floor biz. He is responsible for the research and development of synthetic rubber that is still used today to make inner tubes. Robbins Tire and Rubber is still in the family, owned by son Eddie. (Submitted on December 2, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 874 times since then and 30 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on December 2, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.