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This invention relates to a rocket apparatus and particularly to a rocket apparatus of the magazine type. Different forms of such apparatus are shown in my prior Patents No. 1103503 issues July 14, 1914, No. 1191299 issued July 18, 1916, and No. 1194496 issued August 15, 1916. It is the general object of my present invention to improve the construction of the devices therein shown to the end that the apparatus may be rendered more efficient and reliable in operation. With this general object in view my present invention is directed largely to improvements in the cartridge-replenishing mechanism. In the preferred form herein shown I provide a cartridge holder mounted for parallel movement and effective to position a fresh cartridge in a definite and exact loading position. I also provide retaining devices for holding the cartridge in loading position during the return of the holder to its normal position. I further provide a new and improved container for the supply of cartridges and I disclose herein novel devices for holding said cartridges in spaced relation, therein, and for releasing them as they successively approach the transfer position. Another feature of my invention relates to the suitable disposal of the material forming the cartridge container after the cartridges are released therefrom.
rockets, rocket, rocket science
Aerospace Engineering | Aviation | Engineering
Goddard, Robert, "Rocket Apparatus" (1916). WPI Patents Collection. 30.