December 15, 1916 - Goddard Rocket Apparatus Patent

Robert Goddard Patent - Dec 15, 1916 - Page 1

CLARK COLLEGE
WORCESTER, MASS.

December 15, 1916.

Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution,
Washington, D.C.

Dear Sir;

I am sending a copy of a patent just issued, which it might be well to put with the other copies that I sent with the manuscript.

This patent was taken out chiefly with the idea of covering a magazine of the cartridge-belt type; and is of importance in that it describes a device for making the loading of the cartridge perfectly positive.

Very truly yours,
[signed]Robert H. Goddard 

Robert Goddard Patent - Dec 15, 1916 - Page 2

R. H. GODDARD.
ROCKET APPARATUS.
APPLICATION FILED JUNE 28, 1916.

1,206,837. Patented Dec. 5, 1916. 3 sheets-sheet 1. 

Robert Goddard Patent - Dec 15, 1916 - Page 3

#1,206,837.

Movable-chamber-and-fixed-breach-block type of reloading mechanism.

Magazine of the cartridge-belt type.

In this patent, attention is called to the mechanism (parts 50--54, Figs. 2, 3, 16) by which the operation of loading the cartridge is made absolutely positive.

This device can also be applied to the mechanisms described in the previous patents.