Historic Gyroscope Stabilizers
Elmer Sperry harnessed the principles of the gyroscope in compasses for ship navigation as well as fire control systems for battleship and antiaircraft guns through both world wars and beyond. Before the wars, he also produced a handful of gyrostabilizers for yachts. This one was installed aboard the 157-foot Aramis, built in 1916 for Goodrich Rubber Company executive Arthur Marks.
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