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Speed Mask (Nov, 1968)

Calvin’s mom told him his new retainer made him look very handsome…

Speed mask streamlines swimmer

This prow-shaped mask with built-in snorkel and compass holder was invented by Calvin Gongwer and used by him in a recent 22-mile swim from Catalina Island to San Pedro Calif. He claims that the “speed mask” cuts drag by 35 percent.

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Snorkel Like a Submarine. (Aug, 1951)

It would have never occurred to me to explain a diving snorkel by referencing a submarine, rather I would do it the other way around. What do you think they called it before a “Snorkel”?

Swimmers Get a “Snorkel”
Breathe through the mouthpiece of a midget “snorkel” like a submarine’s, and you can stay under water by the hour. For locating fish, or just for fun, it’s sold at $7.50 by Abercrombie and Fitch, New York. At right, a well equipped swimmer uses snorkel, underwater-vision mask and foot fins.

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