Biographical entry Obry, Ludwig
- Inventor and Naval officer
Ludwig Obry was an Austrian Naval officer who developed the precision gimbaled gyroscope in 1895, later known as the Obry gyroscope or Obry apparatus. This device was acquired by Robert Whitehead in 1898 and it became an integral part of his torpedo design.
- Sypher, J. H., 'Notes on the Obry device for torpedoes', The Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute, vol. 23, No. 4, Whole No. 84, 1897, pp. 655-661. Details
- Obry, L., Device for starting torpedoes, United States Patent Office, 21 March 1899. Details
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