One evening, in 1929,
drove their girlfriends to a lookout point high above the
it would be even nicer if they could listen to music in the car.
taking apart a home radio and
mass-produced, affordable car
Lear and Wavering set up shop in Galvin'sfactory, and when they perfected their first radio, they installed it in his Studebaker.
passing conventioneers could hear it.
WHAT'S IN A NAME
Radiola, Columbiola, and Victrola
radios that cost 20 percent of the
times, let alone during the Great Depression –
Galvin lost money in 1930 and struggled for a couple of years after that. But things picked up in 1933 when Ford began offering Motorola's pre-installed at the factory.
to sell and install them in its chain
A lot of the communications
technologies that we take for granted today were born in Motorola labs in the years that followed World War II.
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO
paths in life.
alternator, replacing inefficient and unreliable generators. The invention lead to such luxuries as power windows, power seats, and, eventually,
Lear also continued inventing.
aircraft landing system,
most famous invention of all,
Sometimes it is fun to find out how some of the