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Lear, William P. (William Powell), 1902-1978

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1902-1978

Biographical Note

William Powell "Bill" Lear (June 26, 1902 – May 14, 1978) was an American inventor and businessman. He is best known for founding the Lear Jet Corporation, a manufacturer of business jets. He also invented the battery eliminator for the B battery, and developed the 8-track cartridge, an audio tape system which was widely used in the 1960s and 1970s. Throughout his career of 46 years, Lear received over 120 patents.

Citation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Lear

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Biographical Information Files - L

 Sub-Group
Scope and Contents Individuals whose names begin with L: Lacy, Clay [Pilot, businessman] Folder 1: "An Aviation Romantic," Professional Pilot, April 1985Publicity brochure for Clay Lacy AviationThree decals for ONMI 64 P-51 racer"High-Flying Retirement," Seattle Times, August 13, 1990"Omni/Lacy...Right On!," Air Progress, July 1972Pathfinder...

Jake Schultz Aerocar Film Collection

 Collection — Box: Film Box 5, Reel: 1
Identifier: 2006-10-12
Contents of the Collection The Jake Schultz Aerocar Film Collection is a small collection consisting of one film related to Molt Taylor and the Aerocar III (N100D), circa 1968. The footage includes multiple segments. The first segment depicts Taylor and others on a rocky shoreline at Cape Disappointment, Washington; the Cape Disappointment lighthouse is visible in some shots. The footage then transitions to an unidentified airfield, where Taylor is shown with the Aerocar III. Scenes include the Aerocar being...

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