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London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Augustus Siebe

1788 - 1872

 
 
Augustus Siebe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 15, 2018
1. Augustus Siebe Marker
Inscription.  

Pioneer of the
Diving Helmet
lived and
worked here

 
Erected 2000 by English Heritage.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine.
 
Location. 51° 30.916′ N, 0° 7.757′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Denmark Street just east of Charing Cross Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 Denmark Street, London Borough of Camden, England WC2H 8LS, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tin Pan Alley (within shouting distance of this marker); The Flying Horse (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Marks & Co Booksellers (about 180 meters away); Brian Epstein (about 180 meters away); The Cambridge (about 180 meters away); William Nicholson (about 180 meters away); William Hazlitt (about 210 meters away); Mary Seacole (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
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Augustus Siebe Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
2. Augustus Siebe Marker - Wide View
 The Blue Plaque - Augustus Siebe (BBC). "After living first in High Holborn, Siebe moved to Denmark Street in 1828 and it was there, twelve years later, that he designed his revolutionary ‘closed’ helmet. One of the first opportunities to show how effective Siebe's new helmet was came in the 1840s when divers descended into the waters off Spithead to investigate the wreck of the Royal George, a ship which had sunk there sixty years earlier. The helmet proved so successful that the same basic design was being used by the Royal Navy more than a century later.... A man of great ingenuity and inventiveness, Siebe created many other machines at his workshop in Denmark Street, including a weighing machine, a paper-making machine and an ice–making machine. At the Great Exhibition of 1851, he won several medals for his inventions. Augustus Siebe died in 1872 but the company he created, Siebe Gorman, survived until the 1990s." (Submitted on April 25, 2018.) 
 
Additional keywords. St Giles Soho
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 25, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   2. submitted on July 13, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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