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Model diving bell, 1752.

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


This is a standard diving bell model of the mid 18th century. It has twelve lead weights which kept it submerged, three of which are shown detached. This diving bell is asociated with Dr Stephen Demainbray (1710-82), a science lecturer of the 18th century.

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