Diving apparatus models, Science Museum, London, 2007.
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Models of divers in a display about underwater exploration, (some of it fanciful), before the days of scuba. On the left is an outfit dating from 1532. The diver wears a leather bag over his head with a tube leading to the surface. The diver on the right is from the 1680s, and wears a brass diver's helmet.