Scoresby's 'Marine Diver' water bottle, 1811.

Image number: 10284291

Scoresby's 'Marine Diver' water bottle, 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.

Image number:
10284291
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
20 October 2003 12:31
Image rights:
Science Museum