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She quickly realized that at World Gift she was being overworked, underpaid, Astor, John Jacob╇╇ 9 and not taken seriously because she was a woman. In 1963, when a man she had trained was made her boss at twice her salary, she decided she had had enough. Too young, too broke, and too energetic to retire, Ash began making plans to start her own company. Angry and bitter over the treatment she had received because of her gender, she determined to create a company that prized rather than discounted the unique needs and talents of women.

By 1928, the company was filling orders for more than three million brakes per year, most of which went to the General Motors Corporation. That same year Bendix Corporation began acquiring control of other automotive parts manufacturers, starting with Eclipse Machine. By the mid-1930s, the corporation controlled or owned outright more than 100 companies and held more than 5,000 patents. In 1929 Bendix realized the growing potential of commercial aviation. He changed the company’s name to Bendix Aviation Corporation and expanded the company’s line of aircraft parts.

Html. Downloaded on June 30, 2009. Bell, Alexander Graham (1847–1922)╇ inventor of the telephone Everyone knows that Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. What most people do not know, however, is that the experiments that led to its development grew out of his attempts to teach Bell, Alexander Graham╇╇ 19 speech to the deaf. Despite his many contributions to the world of invention, all of his life Bell considered himself to be an inventor second and a teacher of the deaf first. Bell was born Alexander Bell on March 3, 1847, in Edinburgh, Scotland; the middle name “Graham” was not added until 1858, and he was known as A.

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