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Claude Goubet

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Goubet's universal joint, made by A. Piat in the 1870s, on display at the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris

Claude-Désiré Goubet was born in Lyon in 1837. His father was head of the Compagnie des Chemins de fer d'Orléans.

Goubet filed numerous patents, and developed two electrically-propelled submarines, named Goubet I and Goubet II.

He died in 1903.

For more information (in French) see here.

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