Submarine diving suit in operation William Barlow
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Submarine diving suit in operation
View of a diver recovering a small cannon from the sea bed, supported from a rowing boat with a crane, block and tackle. One of the crew of three is shown operating a bellows to supply air, while another waits to haul up items from the sea-bed. The boat is connected by rope to a larger sailing vessel and other ships are sketched in the distance. From the manuscript paper "The submarine, an engine for conveying air under water", by William Barlow. Not signed. Royal Society Register Book Original, vol.19 1734-1736, pp.442-446. The paper was read before the Royal Society on 27 May 1736.
Original: ink and watercolour on paper. 1736
- Image reference: RS-9831
- The Royal Society
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