Replica of Scoresby's 'Marine Diver', Water Sampler, 1811

1811 (original) in London
William Scoresby

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Replica of Scoresby's 'Marine Diver' water sampler, London, England, 1811

William Scoresby Jnr (1789-1857), was a whaling captain and Arctic scientist. Dissatisfied with the water bottles he had been using for taking deep sea water samples, he designed and constructed one of brass in 1811 (his 'Marine Diver') which was better suited to work in deep water. It was lost in 1817 when the rope broke. This replica is based on Scoresby's description and drawing, and was made by a Science Museum craftsman.


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bronze (copper, tin alloy), glass and hemp (rope)
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