• Short Summary

    THE WORLD'S FIRST TOURIST SUBMARINE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN SWITZERLAND, IT WILL BE KNOWN AS A MESOSCAPHE.

  • Description

    1.
    CU ZOOM TO MV..MODEL OF MESOSCAPHE
    0.11

    2.
    GV WORKSHOP WHERE MESOSCAPHE IS BEING MADE
    0.15

    3.
    SV MEN WORK ON PARTS
    0.20

    4.
    CU HOLES IN SECTION ZOOM TO SV..GRINDER WORKING
    0.24

    5.
    SLV CYLINDRICAL SECTION PAN TO END VIEW OF MAIN MESOSCAPHE STRUCTURE
    0.31

    6.
    SV ANOTHER ANGLE ABOVE
    0.34

    7.
    CU GRINDER WORKING
    0.38

    8.
    CU GRINDER SPARKS
    0.40

    9.
    CU WELDER WORKING
    0.43

    10.
    MV WELDER
    0.45

    11.
    CU PICCARD WITH OFFICIAL
    0.51

    12.
    MV MAN GRINDING PART
    0.53

    13.
    MV PICCARD LOOKS ON
    0.55

    14.
    MV ZOOM TO CU..PICCARD
    0.59

    15.
    SV PICCARD TILT TO END OF MAIN STRUCTURE
    1.02

    16.
    MV ZOOM TO HIGH ANGLE..PICCARD INSPECTING MAIN STRUCTURE
    1.10



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE WORLD'S FIRST TOURIST SUBMARINE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN SWITZERLAND, IT WILL BE KNOWN AS A MESOSCAPHE.IT HAS BEEN DESIGNED BY PROFESSOR JACQUES PICCARD, SON OF PROFESSOR AUGUST PICCARD, THE INVENTOR OF THE BATHSCAPHE.

    THE MESOSCAPHE IS EXPECTED TO BE A MAJOR ATTRACTION AT THE NATIONAL SWISS EXHIBITION, 1964, which BEGINS NEXT APRIL AND RUNS THROUGH TO OCTOBER.IT WILL CARRY TOURISTS AROUND LAKE GENEVA, ABOUT 100 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE.THE MESOSCAPHE, WHICH DISPLACES 161 TONS, IS 81 FOOT (25 METRES) LONG.IT WILL CARRY 40 PASSENGERS, A PILOT, A CREW OF TWO, AND A MESOSCAPHE HOSTESS.THE PASSENGERS WILL HAVE A GOOD VIEW OF THE LAKE OUTSIDE, BY MEANS OF PORT-HOLES IN THE MESOSCAPHE, AND EXTRA LIGHTING WILL ILLUMINATE THE UNDER-WATER WORLD OUTSIDE.

    DURING THE 35 MINUTE TRIP, THE PASSENGERS WILL WEAR SAFETY BELTS.SAFETY, SAYS PROFESSOR PICCARD, WILL BE A PARAMOUNT IN THE MESOSCAPHE, SINCE IT WILL HAVE FOUR DIFFERENT MEANS OF RE-SERVICING.

    AFTER THE EXHIBITION, DURING WHICH THE MESOSCAPHE MAY FUNCTION WELL INTO THE NIGHT, AS WELL AS ALL DAY, PLANS ARE IN HAND FOR IT TO BE USED, IN RESEARCH, IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA85MQ4XBU5PA0XZ21GOS7XDHMX
    Media URN:
    VLVA85MQ4XBU5PA0XZ21GOS7XDHMX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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