National Geographic : 1934 Dec
"HELLO! IS THIS DAVY JONES'S LOCKER?" Miss Gloria Hollister and John Tee-Van, Dr. Beebe's associates, indulged in a bit of persiflage as the Bathysphere dangled at nearly half a mile below the surface of the sea on August 11, 1934. They were alert, however, for any sound that might indicate trouble below. Photographs byJavia Jinuasen THE ANVIL CHORUS ISEAR-SPLITTING TO THOSE INSIDE Every one of the ten heavy nuts which seal the 400-pound door ofthe Bathysphere must be tightened with wrenches struck byheavy hammers. To the explorers within, thedin isterrific. The central wing bolt has not yet been screwed into the door.