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Bendix Aviation Corporation

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1939. From The Aeroplane magazine of 15th December.
August 1945.

Bendix Aviation Corporation of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York.

1929 Bendix Corporation branched out into aeronautics and renamed the company Bendix Aviation to reflect the new product lines. Bendix supplied aircraft manufacturers with all types of hydraulic systems and introduced new devices such as a pressure carburettor. It also made a wide variety of electrical and electronic instruments for aircraft.

By 1940 Bendix had sales of around $40 million

1948 General Motors sold its interest in Bendix as it wanted to focus on its expanding automotive operations.

1948 Manufactured domestic radios and phonographs; started to sell car radios directly to Ford and other auto manufacturers.

From 1950 to 1959, Bendix made television sets.

1953 Bendix Aviation Corporation subscribed for shares in Elliott Brothers at twice the par value.[1].

1956 the computer division introduced the Bendix G-15, a mini-computer which was the size of two tall filing cabinets. The company sold about 400 of these.

1960 Bendix sold its shares in Elliott Automation

1963 The Bendix computer division was taken over by Control Data Corporation, which continued to manufacture the G-15 for a few years.

1971 Bendix introduced the world's first true computerized ABS (anti-lock) braking system

1983 Allied Corporation acquired Bendix

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 11 May 1953