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English to Spanish: Lucky accident General field: Medical Detailed field: Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
Source text - English Charles Goodyear had been a prosperous merchant in Philadelphia before the panic of 1834 drove him into bankruptcy. Remembering that he had once devised a valve for a life preserver, he located it in his attic and took it to the New York office of the Roxbury (Mass.) Rubber Company. There he was told that the device was a good one but that the rubber itself was proving to be worthless.
Translation - Spanish Charles Goodyear había sido un comerciante de éxito en Filadelfia hasta que el pánico de 1834 lo llevó a la bancarrota. Recordando que una vez había diseñado una válvula para un salvavidas, lo encontró en su ático y lo llevó a la oficina de Roxbury (Massachussetts) Rubber Company en Nueva York. Allí le dijeron que el aparato era bueno pero que el caucho en sí no valía la pena.
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