Friday, June 27, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Sinking or Raising of the Bell Depends Entirely Upon People Who Are at the Surface of the Water (1839)

Thomas Curtis, editor, The London Encyclopedia or Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature, and Practical Mechanics Composing a Practical View of the Current State of Knowledge VII (London: Thomas Tegg, 1839), 349.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

I Saw a Loose Pearl Whose Size Equalled That of a Cocoa-Nut (1873)

Translated from the French of Jules Verne, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas; Or, The Marvellous and Exciting Adventures of Pierre Aronnax, Conseil His Servant, and Ned Land, a Canadian Harpooner (Boston: G.M. Smith and Company, 1873), 161.

Monday, June 23, 2014

For a Descent, Each Pays One Shilling (1839)

"The Diving Bell, at the Polytechnic Institute, Regent Street." The Literary World: A Journal of Popular Information and Entertainment 1. (May 4, 1839).

Friday, June 20, 2014

Harry Watts Settled the Difficulty by Dashing into the Sea and the Work of Rescue Was Resumed (1911)

Alfred Spencer. Life of Harry Watts: Sixty Years Sailor and Diver. Illustrations by Oswald Crompton. (Sunderland: Hills and Company, 1911).

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Caulking a Ship While Underway (1870)

Léon Sonrel. Translated and edited by Elihu Rich. The Bottom of the Sea. (London: Sampson, Low, Son, & Marston, 1870).

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Diver's Helmet Showed Like the Back of a Big Turtle (1901)

Cleveland Moffett. Careers of Danger and Daring. Illustrations by Jay Hambidge, George Varian, and others. (New York: The Century Company, 1901).

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Cannon, Bell, & Bones Brought Up From the Wreck of the Hussar (1873)

Frank B. Goodrich and Edward Howland. Ocean's Story; Or, Triumphs of Thirty Centuries; A Graphic Description of Maritime Adventures, Achievements, Explorations, Discoveries, and Inventions: And of the Rise and Progress of Ship-Building and Ocean Navigation from the Ark to the Iron Steamships, with an Account of Adventures Beneath the Sea: Diving, Dredging, Deep Sea Sounding, Latest Submarine Explorations, &c.&c., Prepared with Great Care. (Philadelphia: Hubbard Brothers, 1873).

Monday, June 16, 2014

She Had on Board a Large Number of Slaves When She Struck on the Rocks, and Also a Considerable Sum of Money in the Form of Silver Dollars (1885)

"Diving Beneath the Sea." The Growing World, or Progress of Civilization and the Wonders of Nature, Science, Literature and Art, Interspersed with a Useful and Entertaining Collection of Miscellany by the Best Authors of Our Day. (Philadelphia: W.M. Patterson and Company, 1885).

Friday, June 13, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

At the Moment the Train Fell, Certain People on Shore Had Seen Two Intensely Brilliant Sheets of Flame & Showers of Sparks (1911)

Alfred Spencer. Life of Harry Watts: Sixty Years Sailor and Diver. Illustrations by Oswald Crompton. (Sunderland: Hills and Company, 1911).

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Arming the Diver (1873)

Frank B. Goodrich and Edward Howland. Ocean's Story; Or, Triumphs of Thirty Centuries; A Graphic Description of Maritime Adventures, Achievements, Explorations, Discoveries, and Inventions: And of the Rise and Progress of Ship-Building and Ocean Navigation from the Ark to the Iron Steamships, with an Account of Adventures Beneath the Sea: Diving, Dredging, Deep Sea Sounding, Latest Submarine Explorations, &c.&c., Prepared with Great Care. (Philadelphia: Hubbard Brothers, 1873).

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014

"How Long Would He Live, Do You Think" I Asked, "If the Pump Should Stop?" (1901)

Cleveland Moffett. Careers of Danger and Daring. Illustrations by Jay Hambidge, George Varian, and others. (New York: The Century Company, 1901).

Thursday, June 5, 2014

This Apparatus Is of French Origin (1870)

Léon Sonrel. Translanted and edited by Elihu Rich. The Bottom of the Sea. (London: Sampson, Low, Son, and Marston, 1870).

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Goa Boys Put Me on the Ladder, Put on My Helmet, Began to Pump, and the Air Came Thudding into Me (1912)

Thomas P. Byron. "The Men of the Coral Ambush." Illustrations by C.B. Falls. Everybody's Magazine 21. (September 1912).

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Diver Ready to Go Down—Showing "Tender" With Life-Line and Air-Pipe (1894)

Gustav Kobbé. "Life Under Water." Illustrations by Carlton T. Chapman. Scribner's Magazine 15. (April 1894).


Monday, June 2, 2014

Homemade Diving Suit Has Phone (1932)

"Homemade Diving Suit Has Phone." Popular Science 121. (September 1932).