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Milford Trust Company Check signed by Simon Lake - 1920 dated Autograph

Inv# AU1747D   Autograph
State(s): Connecticut
Years: 1920

Check for the Milford Trust Company signed by Simon Lake. Printed by Brown, Lent & Pett, N.Y. Unique 2 tone coloring! Milford, Connecticut.

Simon Lake (September 4, 1866 – June 23, 1945) was a Quaker American mechanical engineer and naval architect who obtained over two hundred patents for advances in naval design and competed with John Philip Holland to build the first submarines for the United States Navy. Born in Pleasantville, New Jersey on September 4, 1866. Lake joined his father's foundry business after attending public schools in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Lake had a strong interest in undersea travel.

He built his first submarine, Argonaut Junior, in 1894 in response to an 1893 request from the US Navy for a submarine torpedo boat. In 1898 he followed up with the 36-foot (11 m) Argonaut 1, which he sailed from Norfolk, Virginia for one thousand miles (1,600 km) to Sandy Hook, New Jersey (which is actually 250 miles (400 km) north of Norfolk), arriving in November of 1898. As a result of lessons learned on that journey, he rebuilt it into the 60-foot (18 m) Argonaut 2. Read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Lake

Condition: Excellent
Item ordered may not be exact piece shown. All original and authentic.
Price: $85.00