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    1907 iron dive suit - photo

    1907 iron dive suit.


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    Grandpa Stark's suit...

    Honestly I wonder if the poor sucker inside was even able to move...more info here 1907 Archives - cyberneticzoo.com because I HAD to go looking for it.

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    Better him than me. What could you even accomplish wearing that submarine?
    I say submarine because to me that’s what it is. A wearable sub.

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    Well, 'Wearable sub' pretty well describes modern deep diving equipment, too HARDSUIT ADS

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    Any body notice the small oil can bottom right, lot of squeaky joints there.

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    Bruce, Jon
    I noticed you found 1907 Archives - cyberneticzoo.com

    I was in the process of elaborating on my limited experience of the industry and tell people about this wonderful little aviation company which started building these suits in the 1970's - Slingsby Aviation Limited. There suit is here 1979 - OMAS SPIDER Atmospheric Diving Suit - Graham Hawkes (British) - cyberneticzoo.com

    Slingsby Engineering Limited which started out as an aviation company and then expanded into deep sea intervention and submersibles
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slingsby_Aviation

    Moving onto Jim Borrow
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obi...ke-Borrow.html
    who is sadly no longer with us. A guy you wouldn't really think of unless someone started a thread on Newtsuit's. Its always humble discreet individuals who make the biggest mark on this planet but remain unsung hero's. Ask anyone under 30 if they know what a newtsuit is or who Jacques Cousteau is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Cousteau. There would never have been the technological advances in diving without Jacques. Its easy to take it all for granted when you don a diving helmet.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atmospheric_diving_suit

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    I just realised the significance of 1907.
    Marconi hadn't invented radio communication and film cameras were not exactly build for underwater use by this date in history. He's literally got lights, fish and himself, chances are the task on the sea bed wasn't designed for human/sub sea intervention.

    Its a long way from
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    1907 iron dive suit.

    I had seen this picture before and it came to mind when the new welding filters were being discussed.

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    I can remember working away on the rigs when the news was announced by some research institute or other claiming that they had successfully passed an oxygen bubble through a human Guinea pigs heart and blood stream without it having any ill effect. The humerus part was that the test subject they used was a diver, We were confused as to what test they could possibly have used to find that would show a diver to respond like a normal individual - to then claim it had no ill effect, how could they tell.
    Sorry to any divers out there, just pulling your leg. Its a long standing joke between divers and other marine staff that they are clumsy and suffer from limited intellect. Something to do with handing them 3 shiny balls, they will steel one, loose one and deny ever seeing the third.

    You do have to be mad to want to breath underwater and have someone else controlling your oxygen supply.
    Best work I ever had working with divers, they are a real good laugh, drink like fish and soul of any party which happens to be in any establishment they frequent. Absolute Gents.
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