do you know this man? (Mar, 1955)

do you know this man?

Here’s his dossier: Graduate Engineer, in his thirties. Lost in a large engineering group. Married, has good paying job but no future. Could go far with right opportunity for creative engineering work.

If you know this man, tell him to communicate with J. M. Hollyday, Dept. S-3, The Glenn L. Martin Company, Baltimore 3, Maryland.

Subject: Exciting new long range developments at Martin which have created many exceptional opportunities in the engineering field on projects of the highest priority and promise.

P.S. He may be you.


  1. Tracy B says: November 24, 20092:59 pm

    Until the U.S. government cuts the funds to the program.

    It is interesting to note that the last Martin airplanes were built in the ’50’s.

    Aerospace has always been at the whims of the presidency and elected congress.

  2. Rick Auricchio says: November 25, 20092:27 pm

    And any sharp engineer understands that “Dept S-3” means the reply came from Scientific American, month 3.

  3. Toronto says: November 25, 200911:07 pm

    “Martin” still exists in merged form as Lockheed Martin, don’t they? Maker of the F22?

  4. Firebrand38 says: November 26, 200912:59 am

    Toronto: Correct, and the F-35 and a lot of other things http://www.lockheedmart…

  5. Tracy B says: November 26, 20095:31 pm

    C-130J too, along with the F-16 Fighting Falcon. (Lockheed)
    Martin also made the titan II and III rockets.

  6. Toronto says: November 27, 20091:00 am

    I’m pretty sure the Herc predates the Lockheed Martin merger/takeover/whatever, and was pure Lockheed.

  7. Firebrand38 says: November 27, 20091:10 am

    Toronto: Yeah and the F-16 was designed and initially supplied by General Dynamics, but they are all manufactured by Lockheed Martin now. (Gimme a break first flight of the C-130 was 1954).

    The C-130J however had it’s first flight after the merger. It’s pure Lockheed Martin.

  8. Tracy B says: November 27, 20093:41 pm

    Interesting because GD left aviation/aerospace for a while to concentrate on subs and tanks– now they own Gulfstream. In 1985 GD bought the Cessna company but later sold it along the the Convair units to Lockheed, during the industry consolidation post cold war/Bill Clinton presidency.

    You could probably do a master’s thesis on the consolidation of the defense/aerospace industry in the last 20 years; it makes for interesting “strange bedfellows management/working stiff relations.”

  9. Chuck Berger says: January 6, 201011:47 pm

    “P.S. He may be you.”

    P.P.S. If you didn’t already figure that out before the end of the ad, maybe you should keep your current job.

  10. Firebrand38 says: January 7, 20101:12 am

    Chuck Berger: I’m sure that you have your own insights into writing ad copy.

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