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The Voit
Voit
Corporation is a sporting goods company founded by German American entrepreneur William J. Voit
Voit
of Worthington, Indiana (1880–1946).

Contents

1 History 2 Voit
Voit
sponsorship in football 3 References 4 External links

History[edit] Voit
Voit
began in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
in 1922 as a tire retreading products factory.[1] In the late 1920s Voit
Voit
developed and patented the first full-molded, all-rubber inflatable ball and the first needle-type air retention valves. They also developed highly accurate pocket and wrist watches during this period. In 1931, Voit
Voit
developed and patented the first all-rubber athletic balls, including the process of vulcanization which allowed a material to be fixed onto a separate rubber bladder. In the same year, it changed names from the W. J. Voit
Voit
Corporation to Voit
Voit
Rubber Corporation.[2] Later in the 1930s, Voit
Voit
developed the process of icosahedron winding, which allowed balls to be machine wound with nylon threads over the bladder, providing both strength and consistency in shape and permitting mass production by a machine processed. Those Voit
Voit
patents and products made possible greatly increased athletic and recreation activity in the school systems, and led to universal use of a new type of product that now dominates sales in its field. In 1957, the company was purchased by AMF.[1] Other developments and patents later in the 1950s and 1960s included:

The Swimaster line of professional dive equipment. Voit
Voit
was one of the five original USA diving gear makers: US Divers, Healthways, Voit, Dacor, Swimaster. Voit
Voit
scuba gear got a tie-in in the James Bond
James Bond
movie Thunderball (film).[3] The Equi Staff line of professional golf equipment (which included the innovation of the "Power Plugs" or screws to adjust the balance of golf clubs). The first rubber-bodied water polo ball (which was adopted as the official ball of college, international and Olympic competitions).

Voit
Voit
V-Shock digital watch

V-Shock, introduced in the late 1990s, was Voit's inexpensive alternative to the Casio
Casio
G-Shock watches. They have since been discontinued. Voit
Voit
sponsorship in football[edit]

Official match ball for Liga MX
Liga MX
and Liga FPD.[4][5] Liga MX's referees Oscar (Conejo) Pérez

References[edit]

^ a b LaGanga, Maria L. (September 29, 1987). " Voit
Voit
Workers Recall a Bygone Industry". Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Times. Retrieved July 22, 2017.  ^ "History". Voit.com. Retrieved 2011-05-23.  ^ Voit
Voit
Scuba Gear ^ " Liga MX
Liga MX
presenta balón para Apertura 2017". ESPN Deportes. 18 June 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2017.  ^ Molina, José Pablo (20 June 2017). "El Campeón abre en Guadalupe". El Guardián (Costa Rica) (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 June 2017. 

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