Science Art: Pneumatische Fundation (Senkkasten Caisson), from Meyers Konversationslexikon, 1889

A caisson is a machine for working under water.

Meyers Konversations-Lexikon is a German encyclopedia.

Rise, German engineers. Rise.

Dive, German engineers. Dive.

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2 Comments on Science Art: Pneumatische Fundation (Senkkasten Caisson), from Meyers Konversationslexikon, 1889

  1. Lazyland // 12 October 2012 at 18:50 //

    What were the caissons as in “the caissons, go rolling along”? Cannons?
    So is it just a tube?

    Sam

  2. I guess it must be – a tube with a closed end that things go up and down inside, anyway.

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