Deep Sea Diving 1997
Victoria Gallery Fish, Fishing & the Ocean Deep Sea Diving 1997 Deep Sea Diving 1997 50 - These cards tell the story of man’s attempts to explore the underwater world from the Victorian era through to World War II. Amazingly the twelve-bolt helmet invented by Augustus Siebe in 1837 remained in production until 1975! The set covers all manner of diving things including life-saving breathing apparatus and a recompression chamber, communication underwater, diving pumps, airlocks and salvage operations including that on HMS Gladiator which was sunk in the Solent in 1908. There is plenty of fascinating information on the card backs including the harrowing fact that divers working on the reclamation of the Gladiator in the pitch black and confined spaces had to shoulder aside the corpses of the sailors in order to close the watertight doors so she could be pumped out. Riveting stuff. Cards size 68 x 36mm
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Deep Sea Diving 1997

Issuer: Victoria Gallery Condition: Mint * These are original and NOT reprints Description: These cards tell the story of man’s attempts to explore the underwater world from the Victorian era through to World War II. Amazingly the twelve-bolt helmet invented by Augustus Siebe in 1837 remained in production until 1975! The set covers all manner of diving things including life-saving breathing apparatus and a recompression chamber, communication underwater, diving pumps, airlocks and salvage operations including that on HMS Gladiator which was sunk in the Solent in 1908. There is plenty of fascinating information on the card backs including the harrowing fact that divers working on the reclamation of the Gladiator in the pitch black and confined spaces had to shoulder aside the corpses of the sailors in order to close the watertight doors so she could be pumped out. Riveting stuff. Cards size 68 x 36mm Number of cards in set: 50

Price for complete set: Catalogue Price £10.50 Special Offer £7.00

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