• Short Summary

    PLANS ARE WELL ADVANCED FOR A SERIES OF UNDER-WATER EXPERIMENTS IN LAKE GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, BY PROFESSOR JACQUES PICCARD (SON OF THE LATE PROFESSOR AUGUSTE PICCARD) WITH HIS 'MESOSCAPHE'.

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    PLANS ARE WELL ADVANCED FOR A SERIES OF UNDER-WATER EXPERIMENTS IN LAKE GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, BY PROFESSOR JACQUES PICCARD (SON OF THE LATE PROFESSOR AUGUSTE PICCARD) WITH HIS 'MESOSCAPHE'.

    THE 'MESOSCAPHE' WILL BE BROUGHT TO LE BOUVERET, ON LAKE GENEVA, AT THE END OF THE MONTH. THE EXPERIMENTS ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN SOON AFTERWARDS. IN THE MEANTIME ENGINEERS HAVE BEEN TESTING THE RAILWAY LINES ON WHICH THE 'MESOSCAPHE' WILL BE LET DOWN UNDER THE SURFACE OF THE LAKE. FOR THE JOB THEY USED A PICTURESQUE OLD RAILWAY ENGINE, THE 'LULUBELLE', WHOSE 160 TONS (145 METRIC TONNES) WERE JUDGED EXPENDABLE - IF NECESSARY. 'LULUBELLE', WAS LOWERED GENTLY DOWN THE SLOPING LINES UNTIL SHE WAS COMPLETELY SUBMERGED. THE SHE WAS BROUGHT UP AGAIN BEFORE FROGMEN WENT DOWN TO INSPECT THE LINE FOR POSSIBLE DAMAGE.

    WHOEVER HEARD OF A STEAM ENGINE TURNED MERMAID! 'LULUBELLE' IS ONE REJECT FROM THE AGE OF STEAM THAT HAS FOUND A NEW PURPOSE IN THIS MODERN AGE OF ELECTRICITY.

    (PROFESSOR JACQUES PICCARD REGAINED THE WORLD RECORD FOR AN UNDER-WATER DESCENT IN 1960, WHEN HE REACHED A DEPTH OF 35,800 FEET (MORE THAN 10,000 METRES), OFF GUAM ISLAND, IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4DVRFT9YPIQBPJGTCXMNZFHB5
    Media URN:
    VLVA4DVRFT9YPIQBPJGTCXMNZFHB5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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