In 1844, August Schrader opened for business in lower Manhattan making daguerreotype apparatus, and in 1845, he supplied fittings and valves for rubber products developed by the Goodyear brothers. These products included air pillows and life preservers. Since that time, Schrader, now Schrader Pacific Advanced Valves, has developed products for fluid control for almost every industry.
Innovations include the first aerosol valve system, the first pneumatic tire valve, the first snap-in tire valve, the world’s first primary seal AC charge valve, the world’s first Mini AC PRV, along with numerous other patents and product recognition awards.
For a detailed history of Schrader Pacific Advanced Valves, check out our Timeline.