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DIVING DRESS [1 record]

Record 1 2005-05-11

English

Subject field(s)
  • Sports Equipment and Accessories
  • Underwater Diving (Sports)
DEF

A weighted and hermetically sealed garment supplied with air; worn by underwater divers.

CONT

Standard diving dress consists of a copper, brass or bronze diving helmet, an umbilical cord to the surface-supplied diving air pump, a canvas diving suit and lead boots.

OBS

Standard diving dress is now obsolete but is historically interesting.

CONT

By 1828 the device evolved into Deane's patented diving dress, the unit considered of a heavy suit to protect the diver from the cold, a helmet with viewing ports connected to the divers waist. The helmet had a connection for air to be pumped from the surface and the excess vented out the bottom of the hat.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Équipement et accessoires de sport
  • Plongée sous-marine (Sports)
CONT

Jusqu'en 1943, il était dangereux sinon impossible d'évoluer librement sous l'eau, les scaphandres «pieds lourds» utilisés à cette époque étaient reliés à un bateau par un «cordon ombilical» qui amenait de façon plus ou moins régulière l'air sous pression au plongeur. La lourdeur de scaphandre rendait le déplacement difficile.

Spanish

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