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Motorola & Lear


William Lear and Elmer Wavering drove their girlfriends up to an over-look over the Mississippi river in Quincy, IL to watch a sunset and thought it would be nice to have radio music in the car. 

After working on the problems of engine static they got Paul Galvin of Galvin Manufacturing interested and made a car radio but needed a name for it. It was common for radio and phonograph names to add "ola" as a suffix, they named it "Motorola"

Wavering stayed with Motorola and Lear went on inventing. The 8-track player, radio direction finders in airplanes and aided in auto pilots and automatic landing systems.

In 1963, Lear built the "Lear Jet"

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