“The diving bell has been abandoned on the River Thames in favor of the diving bell dress [diving suit], because the men employed were found, while the Westminster Bridge was being built, to spend their time at the bottom in playing cards, and there was of course no effectual means of keeping a check on them. It is not easy to play cards in a diving dress alone, however, and the remedy has proved very satisfactory in its operations.”

Scientific American, April 1866

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