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Background Information

Employment History

Co-Founder

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Education

Lexington Elementary School

Los Gatos High School

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Also in 1919, hydraulic brakes were ...

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Also in 1919, hydraulic brakes were invented by Malcolm Loughead (co-founder of Lockheed); they were adopted by Duesenberg for their 1921 Model A.[22] Three years later, Hermann Rieseler of Vulcan Motor invented the first automatic transmission, which had two-speed planetary gearbox, torque converter, and lockup clutch; it never entered production.[22] (Its like would only become an available option in 1940.)[22] Just at the end of the vintage era, tempered glass (now standard equipment in side windows) was invented in France.[22] In this era the revolutionary ponton design of cars without fully articulated fenders, running boards and other non-compact ledge elements was introduced in small series but a mass production of such cars was started much later (after WWII).


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In 1913, Allan and Malcolm Loughead (name later changed to Lockheed) flew the first Lockheed plane over San Francisco Bay.

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The first plane to bear the Lockheed name was built by Allan and Malcolm in San Francisco in 1913.
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Malcolm left in 1919 to pursue hydraulic automobile brakes, but Allan persevered.
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As a post-war effort, and just before Malcolm left, they linked up with Antony Stadlman (an Early Bird colleague from Chicago) and John K. Northrop.
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Interestingly, Malcolm formed the Lockheed Hydraulic Brake Company and moved to Detroit. He succeeded in working with Walter Chrysler to introduce hydraulic brakes on his 1924 automobiles. Malcolm sold his business to Bendix in 1932.
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They were three brothers, born Loughead, an Irish name which is properly pronounced something like Lockheed. (After half a lifetime of being miscalled Log-head, they bowed to the inevitable and decided to spell it like it is.)
Their mother, Mrs. Loughead, was on her own, maintaining a modest place on the shores of San Francisco Bay. She supported her four children (there was a sister, too) by selling feature articles to the San Francisco Chronicle, and grapes and prunes from her groves to all comers. But fruit held no fascination for her sons, nor feature writing, either. They all wanted ,to be engineers. Victor, the eldest, departed first, migrating to Chicago to be an automobile engineer. Malcolm got a job in 1904 as a mechanic for White steam cars.
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But that was not all; on the side, together with brother Malcolm, he designed and built a small seaplane.
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Malcolm Loughead had long held the idea that he could build a four-wheel hydraulic brake system for automobiles.
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Malcolm went of to Detroit to develop hydraulic brakes-using for the first time the phonetic name Lockheed.
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But he insisted the company be called Lockheed, to capitalize on the growing success of brother Malcolm's brakes.


Allan & Malcolm Loughead (Lookheed) 2000

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Allan and Malcolm Loughead (Lockheed)

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In 1903 two young brothers, Allan and Malcolm Loughead moved to Alma Bridge Road in the little mountain town of Alma with their mother.
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Allan and Malcolm tinkered in the barn. while maintaining the farm equipment. Allen fascinated by automobiles, built a speedy racecar. He loved racing, but after hearing about the Wright Brothers dreamed of being able to fly.
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Allen and Malcolm got their big break at the Panama-Pacific Exposition in 1915.
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At this point, Malcolm left to concentrate on development of the hydraulic brake system. He refined his original design for what was to become the four wheel hydraulic brake that is the standard for the automotive industry. This was a project he had long dreamed about.
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The Lockheed Brothers continued to design planes until their deaths, Malcolm in 1958 and Allen in 1969.


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Allan and Malcolm Loughead founded Lockheed Martin


Allan and Malcolm Loughead ...

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Allan and Malcolm Loughead founded Lockheed Martin

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