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David Alexander Lyle papers

Identifier: MC-0643

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  • Creation: 1869 - 1881


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David Alexander Lyle attended MIT from 1882 to 1884, when he received the SB in Course III (Mining and Metallurgy). Prior to attending MIT, Lyle graduated from West Point Military Academy. He served as a Captain and Lieutenant-Colonel in the United States military, and he is credited with inventing the Lyle Gun in 1877, a short-barreled cannon designed to fire a line from the shore to a distressed ship.


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