1823 - Born in Bolton, Lancashire, England on the 3rd of January.
1856 - He accepted the job as manager of the company.
1860 - He made a contract with the local engineer Giovanni Biagio Luppis in order to perfect Luppis' invention of the first prototypes of a self propelled torpedo.
1866 - He developed the first automobile or self-propelled torpedo.
1870 - He had managed to increase the torpedo's speed to 7 knots and it could hit a target 700 yards away.
1898 - Purchased the newly invented gyroscope mechanism from its Austrian inventor Mr Ludwig Obry, who was also a naval officer.
1905 - Died on the 14th of November.
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