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Ephemera (Simon Lake, Submarines).
Sketch of Two Torpedo Tubes, Signed by Lake.
Simon Lake (1866-1945), along with John Philip Holland, is regarded as the father of the modern submarine. This is a signed sketch dated June 23, 191[?]" (the last number of the year missing), on a sheet removed from a notebook with two drawings of a torpedo tube. One sketch of the tube mounted athwartship and loaded with a torpedo, the outer door on the starboard side; the other sketch is of the outer door itself showing its operating mechanism and linkage. Below the athwartship sketch Lake has written: A square piston with spoon at top & bottom, top spoon removable to permit laying torpedo in place. Top door over torpedo to have a rapid fastening means. With a 2009 Certificate of Authenticity (You thought they were only for baseball cards, didn't you?) from Scott J. Winslow Associates, Inc.. 8 x 10 inch sheet with manuscript drawings
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