Published Resources Details Letters Patent

Di Pistoja, A. G. von B.
Self-propelling torpedo
United States Patent Office, 15 October 1889

Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 413,114. Application filed November 15 1888.

Accession No.1348


"This invention relates to self-propelling offensive or fish-torpedoes, and has for its object to provide means whereby the motive fluid may be automatically admitted to the distribution pipe or pipes when the torpedo is being launched, and to automatically cut off the supply of motive fluid after the torpedo has been launched, and to time the cut-off to the distance travelled by the torpedo…"