Cornelis Van Blaaderen and his Floating Safe


After the Titanic, inventors tried to think of ways to preserve items during a sinking. Dutch inventor Cornelis Van Blaaderen came up with his Floating Safe, which never quite caught on.

This site has a brief explanation in English.

This website has the full story, but all in Dutch. Google translate should help. But even if you don't bother, there are great pictures and a film!

     Posted By: Paul - Sat Jun 20, 2015
     Category: Disasters | Inventions | Oceans and Maritime Pursuits | 1910s | Europe

So, if you've got a spare hour or two before our feet get wet you can get into this thing.

BTW, didja notice the guy (27sec) slicking down his hair (as opposed to hairs)?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/20/15 at 09:19 AM
The Somali pirates would have that thing in a minute! LOL
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/21/15 at 09:38 AM
I wasted about 15 minutes searching marine salvage law and flotsam and jetsam law while I had my morning coffee. I wanted to know who would own it past "finders keepers". Don't try this unless you are extremely bored.
Posted by BMN on 06/21/15 at 12:01 PM

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