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NEW DIVING MACHINE.

The invention of Mr. Fleuss bids fair to be of astounding interest. Ho is now exhibiting at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London. Mr. Fleuss puts on a helmet covering the entire head, and shuts off all communication with the outer air. He then decends into the water, in which he remains immersed for an hour or more During this time he is seen to move, pick up coins, and assume a partially recumbent posture. No bubbles of air are given off from the apparatus, and no communication is made with the surface. On emerging from his submersion, Mr. Fleuss is slightly pale, but otherwise not seriously disturbed. Mr. Fleuss is an Englishman, formerly an officer in the P. O. Steamship Company, and he has been a year in completing his remarkable experiments. His invention is at present a profound mystery, but he says nothing is more curious than its simplicity.

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NEW DIVING MACHINE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 101, 18 May 1880

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