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NOAA Photo Library Image - ship4251

Figure 47. Sigsbee sounding machine, designed by Lieutenant Charles D. Sigsbee, USN. Sigsbee's sounding machine was constructed on the basis of the Thomson wireline sounding machine. The Sigsbee apparatus represents the first real industrial construction of such a device. It was the prototype for the majority of wireline machines subsequently invented and used.

Image ID: ship4251, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Credit: Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

Category: Oceanography/Historical instruments/

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