Published Resources Details Letters Patent

Dieter, W.
Speed control for automobile torpedoes
United States Patent Office, 5547

Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 1,131,341. Application filed April 15 1913.

Accession No.1466


"In automobile torpedoes the speed at which any given torpedo will run is determined by the pressure at which the motive fluid is fed to the engine. This pressure is determined by a pressure-reducing valve interposed between the compressed air reservoir and the engine. The adjustment of this valve for a given pressure corresponding to a desired speed has heretofore been a matter of difficulty and some uncertainty. The present invention is designed to improve and facilitate the speed control of such torpedo…"