Invention Obry gyroscope (c. 1895 - )
- c. 1895
- Alternative Names
- Obry Apparatus Torpedo Gyroscope (Alternative name)
The Obry gyroscope was developed by Austrian Naval officer Ludwig Obry. It was purchased by engineer Robert Whitehead c. 1898 and incorporated into his torpedo designs, addressing the issue of stability.
The History of the Torpedo Exhibitions
- Gyro History, Nu-Tek Aircraft Instruments Inc., http://www.nu-tekinc.com/gyroscope-history.html. Details
- 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
Sources used to compile this entry: Gyro History, Nu-Tek Aircraft Instruments Inc., http://www.nu-tekinc.com/gyroscope-history.html.
Prepared by: Rebecca Rigby