SIEBE, Christian Augustus
United Kingdom (1788-1872)
Last updated: August 9, 2017 at 15:48 pm
Engineer; inventor; developed a surface-supplied diving helmet and airtight canvas suit which was used by the Royal Navy; first helmet was a variation of the Deane brothers smoke helmet; founded Siebe Gorman Ltd with his son-in-law; also invented a dial weighing scale, an ice-making machine, a paper making machine, and a rotating water pump.
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