Monday, 28 January 2013

An Italian diving apparatus with artificial arms from 1906

In 1906 the Swedish weekly Hvar 8 Dag published this photograph of an interesting diving apparatus, designed by the Italian inventor Giuseppe Restucci

This is how the weekly described the apparatus:
"The arms are artificial, and are operated from the inside by the diver. There is an electric lantern on the helmet.Very heavy objects can be lifted by this new model, which has been officially approved by the Italian Navy." 

On this Dutch website you will find more information on Restucci's diving inventions. 

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