Lake Torpedo Boat Company, 1916.
Stock Certificate signed by Submarine Pioneer, Simon Lake. In addition, booklet “The Development of the Lake Type Submarine Torpedo Boats”.
Simon Lake (1866-1945). Inventor; Submarine pioneer. Beginning in the early 1890’s and continuing for over 40 years, Lake built a succession of submarines and developed some of the submarine technology in use today. He is credited with developing the first workable periscope and began the use of hydroplanes to achieve submergence while maintaining an even keel.