Bendix, Vincent

Born: Aug 12, 1882 AD
Died: 1945 AD, at 62 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Industrialist, Inventor

1882 - Born on the 12th of August.

1907 - He founded the Bendix Corporation of Chicago to manufacture automobiles, called Bendix Buggies.

1910 - Bendix invented and patented the Bendix drive.

1914 - Developed and manufactured the electric starter drive.

1923 - Bendix founded the Bendix Brake Company, and eventually created the first four-wheel brake system for automobiles.

1924 - Formed Bendix Corporation and introduced the first reliable four-wheel brake system.

1929 - He started the Bendix Aviation Corporation.

1931 - He founded the Transcontinental Bendix Air Race.

1942 - Started Bendix Helicopters, Inc. Bendix Aviation and Bendix Brake would later be renamed Bendix Corporation.

1945 - Died on the 27th of March.

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