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Augustus Siebe

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(1788–1872), German inventor and manufacturer of diving equipment. Born in Saxony, Siebe was raised in Berlin. He became an artillery officer and was wounded at Leipzig in 1813. ...

Siebe, Augustus

Siebe, Augustus (1788–1872)   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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..., Augustus ( 1788–1872 ) German inventor and manufacturer of diving equipment , . Born in Saxony , Siebe was raised in Berlin. He became an artillery officer and was wounded at Leipzig in 1813 . In 1819 he opened a craft enterprise in London and produced different mechanical devices: guns, welding machines, balances, and—most important—a rotary water pump. In 1828–1830 together with Portsmouth divers Charles and John Deane , Siebe enhanced their open diving helmet (developed from a patented smoke protection helmet) by combining it with an...

Siebe, Augustus

Siebe, Augustus (1788–1872)   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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..., Augustus ( 1788–1872 ) German inventor and manufacturer of diving equipment , . Born in Saxony , Siebe was raised in Berlin . He became an artillery officer and was wounded at Leipzig in 1813 . In 1819 he opened a craft enterprise in London and produced different mechanical devices: guns, welding machines, balances, and—most important—a rotary water pump. In 1828–1830 together with Portsmouth divers Charles and John Deane , Siebe enhanced their open diving helmet (developed from a patented smoke protection helmet) by combining it with an...

Augustus Siebe

Augustus Siebe  

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(1788–1872),German inventor and manufacturer of diving equipment. Born in Saxony, Siebe was raised in Berlin. He became an artillery officer and was wounded at Leipzig in 1813. In 1819 ...
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One of the best-known examples of the capsizing of a ship. A first-rate warship with 100 guns, on 29 August 1782 she was lying at Spithead with almost her entire crew and a large number of wives and ...
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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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...’, he was very far off beam. Several attempts were made to raise the hull but all were unsuccessful. Finally, in 1848 , it was removed by the engineer Sir George Pasley , partly by being blown up with explosives and partly by being lifted. It was on this occasion that Augustus Siebe was able to demonstrate the efficiency of his newly invented diving dress, receiving as a result a contract from the British Admiralty to supply this equipment to the...

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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...underwater. To stop the ‘closed’ dress from ballooning, due to excess air being trapped, Norcross used an air-escape pipe hanging down from his helmet. In 1835 Mr Fraser proposed a reliable mechanical air-escape valve attached to the helmet, after which a German, Augustus Siebe ( 1788–1872 ), perfected the ‘closed dress’ design between 1839 and 1844 , during successful salvage work on the warship Royal George . The resultant familiar copper helmet became standard equipment which remains in use today in many parts of the world. Early SCUBA...

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