"Overhaul to dock gates" Grangemouth

John Peat Munn
Production date
07 Aug 1954
View of the docks with a diver in a rubber suit In the foreground is part of the dock gate. On a barge, next to a ladder, is an air pump. Whalers are in the neighbouring dock.
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Production date
07 Aug 1954
Subject notes
Grangemouth Docks are entered through sea locks which maintain a constant level of water at the quays, making loading and unloading easier whatever the state of the tide. Before entering the water, the diver would don a large brass helmet with glass windows and air pipes. The air pump shown is now part of the Falkirk Museum collection.
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