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ago, while divers ransack for lost
Fish will play about before the
human eye at a depth of 500 feet be
low the surface!
Sharks will flasluby. Hideous devil
fish will writhe through the water.
Strange shapes, never seen before in
their native element, will peer out
from among swaying seaweed!
All this is practicable because
Ernest L. Williamson, Norfolk, Va.,
the Jules Verne of the camera field,
Ernest L. Williamson,
has discovered how to take pictures
Here he is. And here is the way
his machine looks and works.
He has already taken excellent
sub-marine pictures at a depth of 35
feet, demonstrating the feasibility of
The secret of this new wonder of
the cinematagraph is the William
son sub-marine tube invented by the
camera man's father.
It is a remarkable invention which
makes it possible for men to go 500
feet down under water without div
ing suits or any special breathing ap
paratus. It is just like going down into a
tunnel. The tube is flexible and can
be extended at will. It is simple in
construction and is strong enough to j
withstand tremendous water pres
At the bottom of the tube there is
a chamber large enough for three
men to live and work in for hours at
a time. The front of it is cleverly
fitted with a large window through
which all observations are made and
the actual photographs taken.
To offset the darkness which
grows as the depth of the water in
creases Williamson has cleverly
brought electricity to his aid.
By lowering a group of electric
lights, properly safeguarded against
pressure, Into the water, he can take
pictures at any depth, day or night
He has found that such artificial
light, far from disturbing the fishes
and their friends, attracts them to
ward the camera.
There is no end to th& possibilities
of this new Invention!
Young Williamson has been ex
perimenting at Hampton Roads. He
has been so successful that he will
continue farther afield and on a
larger scale. His next work will be
cruising the West Indies with a
"movie" camera and his -Williamson
tube. He hopes to get pictures of the
"sunken cities of Yucatan" and many
WHOLE BANANA ICE CREAM
Wash and wipe twelve large ripe
bananas, (red ones if possible). Cut
the skins down one side and care
fully extract the pulp and put the
skins In the ice chest until the cream
is ready. Mash the pulp of the
bananas and mix with two cups of
sugar and one cup of cream. Rub
this through the colander and freeze
in the usual way. When hard fill
the banana skin's with the cream.
Pack it in well and tie with a soft
thread and return to the clean and
chilled freezer. Pack and let ripen
for one hour. Remove the threads,
tie the bananas- up with ribbons and
send to the table. This is a pretty lit
tle "company frill."