Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Dan Chimes In

After yesterday’s post, Dan Linn sent me some pictures of a Number 830 Eagle Torpedo from his collection:


His has the earlier knurled top:


Which is consistent with the earlier of the two patents from the "class of 1909," Claes Boman’s design patent issued on April 9, 1909:

But Dan’s example has a subtle difference I haven’t seen on any other Torpedos:


"Pat. Appl’d For." Boman filed his application on January 13, 1909, which pinpoints this pencil to the first quarter of 1909.

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