Showing preparations being made to record the total eclipse of the sun in Mauritius. A large camera mounted on stone plinths has been set up on a lawn, and a European woman in a long dress and hat stands on a wooden packing case behind it. A British soldier in uniform stands beside it writing in a note book. Caption reads: Sergt. Tyson, RRMC, Mrs Maunder. Waters Equatorial with 2 cameras with 1-1/2'' Dallmeyer Astigmatic Lenses 9'' focus. Total Eclipse of the sun observers at Pamplemousses Mauritius, May 18th 1901. Total 7:51:41 till 7:55:13 true local time.