Model diving bell, with sinking weights, 1752.
4 0 c m
 
34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

Model diving bell, with sinking weights, 1752.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

This is a standard diving bell model of the mid 18th century. It has twelve lead weights which kept it submerged. The wire cage was used to contain small birds or mice so that the bell could be seen in action. This diving bell is asociated with Dr Stephen Demainbray (1710-1782), a science lecturer of the 18th century.
 

Image Ref.

10190833
 

buy a print

Select size
 
Select finish
 
How many prints?
 
£20.00
 

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas