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    You may have also noticed in the first display cabinet photo, middle / 2nd shelf down, extreme RHS standing vertical is the very rare Spring Pistol mechanism!!!

    This is only the 2nd one I.m aware of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sksvlad View Post
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    I had no idea Austria had a Navy!!!!
    An officer in the Austro-Hungarian Navy conceived the idea of the modern torpedo and sought assistance from Robert Whitehead who eventually produced a working torpedo. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_Luppis

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    It may interest the members of this forum to know that according to Treasury documents I just found in my stash (happens more than you'd think), the British torpedo net cutter variant was patented (no.7854) in 1892 by the head of the Vernon school, Arthur 'Tug' Wilson (noted as Sans Pareil on the paperwork because he'd just been reassigned).
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    Last edited by Ben Turnbull; 17th May 2018 at 09:21 PM.

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