Published Resources Details Letters Patent
- Firing mechanism for torpedoes
- Description of Work
- Application forming part of Letters Patent No. 417,206. Application filed November 15 1888.
- United States Patent Office, 10 December 1889
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 413,5885. Application filed November 15 1888.
'To these ends the invention consists in the combination, with the charge-chamber of a torpedo of a firing mechanism comprising, essentially, a firing pin or bolt having a free longitudinal and a rotary motion in its bearings, in combination with a time-lock operating to retard or check said free longitudinal motion of the bolt and automatically release the same after the torpedo has travelled a given distance…"