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"Jake" diving equipments including suit, boots, weight belt and helmet

Wuhu Diving Equipment Co.2002

Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Hong Kong Maritime Museum

This mannequin wearing a 'hard hat' diving suit is nicknamed a 'Jake'. The suit was made in China in the last half of the 20th century and was used in work constructing a bridge in Shandong province.

This sort of suit dates from the invention of German Augustus Siebe in 1837. By the 1960s it had become obsolete, but it was vital when, in February 1946, Capt.WA Doust began clearing the 230 wrecks, including 16 large ships, that had to be done to make Hong Kong fully operational as a port.

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  • Title: "Jake" diving equipments including suit, boots, weight belt and helmet
  • Creator: Wuhu Diving Equipment Co.
  • Date Created: 2002
  • Physical Dimensions: Helmet - Height : 45 cm Width : 40 cm Depth : 35 cm; Diving suit - Height : 150 cm Width : 65 cm Depth : 40 cm; Diving Shoes - Height : 12 cm Width : 26 cm Depth : 30 cm
  • Rights: ©Hong Kong Maritime Museum
  • Medium: Brass, glass, rubberized canvas and leather
  • object id: HKMM2006.0143.0001-4

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