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.

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