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[Edgerton home movies: underwater research]

Major collection: Science & Technology
Named collection: Harold E. Edgerton Collection
Object type: film: 16mm
Maker: Date made: 1959-07, 1961-07, 1964-06
Materials: Kodachrome
Measurements: 400'

"I camera MIT Deed Camera" on leader. "#1 MIT U.W. Cameras" on tail leader. Film 2 color Doc and diver by pool, diver climbs up to diving board, does fancy dive, shown once at normal speed, once slow motion Doc walking on campus with equipment, setting up equipment poolside, some equipment lowered into water, man adjusts equipment underwater, equipment raised again Doc shows camera lens to John Fitch [MIT Science Reporter], mounts lens on camera Man jumps into pool with camera, swims to the other end of the pool, comes up and gives camera to Doc Large camera apparatus raised from the water, Doc opens camera while John asks questions, doc pulls out film carrier from steel camera case Doc and John look at sonar recorder, Doc explains to John, man takes picture of swimmer Man painting railing on boat, equipment raised from deck and lowered into the water by crane, equipment raised from water, rinsed off, *good demo of the process Film loaded into camera in steel case, camera clock adjusted, cover labeled, adjust and reinsert delay timer, *good demo of the process Lower camera into water again (EH)


Related People

thumbnail Fitch, John T.
WHDM Staff, MIT Science Reporter, Center for Advanced Engineering Studies