Asbestos Clad Inventor Defies Flames (Sep, 1935)
Asbestos Clad Inventor Defies Flames
DEFYING searing Harries that would have meant death in a moment under normal circumstances, an English inventor calmly remained seated in the cockpit of a burning plane to test his asbestos suit.
In outward appearance the suit resembles conventional winter flying togs with abnormally large helmet and visor. A special apparatus suspended over the breast cools the air for breathing purposes.
The burning airplane test was conducted as a demonstration for the Royal Aeronautical Society of England. When the flames had reached their peak, the inventor stepped from the plane unharmed, another successful invention to his credit.