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Shipwreck equipment artifact (France) - Cousteau expedition, 1954

Major collection: Science & Technology
Named collection: Harold E. Edgerton Collection
Object type: color slide
Maker: Edgerton, Harold Eugene
Place made: United States
Materials: 35mm film; cardboard
Site location: France
Measurements: 2" x 2"

Ancient lead anchor stock on display, with descriptive label in French (partial translation: "found at Le Lavandou at a depth of 25 m"). Just off camera is Ruth Dugan. The anchor stock, mounted on a shaft at right angles to two arms, functioned as the weight to hold down the anchor. (CC)


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Dugan, Ruth
Wife of American travel writer James Dugan
thumbnail Cousteau, Jacques-Yves
thumbnail Edgerton, Harold Eugene
1903-1990; electrical engineer; professor