Riding the wave

Tilting bottle

TILTING BOTTLE "Magnaghi ", 1875: sunken to the desired depth and reversed by means of a weight called "the messenger", it takes water samples for subsequent laboratory analysis. The instrument was used during the campaigns commanded by Admiral Magnaghi Newfoundland between 1881 and 1888.

Tilting bottle
(Collection of the Hydrographic Institute of the Navy)
By Paola Presciuttini