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ozoneocean at 4:29AM, Aug. 16, 2008
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Watch out Ironman! It's titanium man! The real thing o_O



The funniest thing about this pic is how the suit looks like its inventor… The same sticky out ears, the same small facial features in the middle of a big head, the same “hairstyle”, the same figure, even the same tiny little feet! lol!


The suit is actually all iron. The fellow's name is MacDuff, and that's his deep sea armoured diving suit from 1914, it was tested in New York harbour. It worked, but wasn't great.
-an earlier version of today's ADSs (Atmospheric Diving Suits), made for the deepest you can dive without an actual submarine.

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I just realised… It has two nipple bolts! o_O

Either that or it's a stylised version of what he's wearing… with the bolts being his overall buttons and the rest being like his baggy, bunchy pants… But that's a little esoteric. :P
 
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lothar at 8:10AM, Aug. 16, 2008
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hahahhahaha ! i tottaly saw the nipples right away !

that thing is pretty badass looking , what was it for ? dissarming mines or something ?
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subcultured at 8:58AM, Aug. 16, 2008
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I just realised… It has two nipple bolts! o_O

shuuuuuumaaaachhhher!!!!:mad:
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ozoneocean at 11:12AM, Aug. 16, 2008
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It's Batman Forever all over again…
lothar
hahahhahaha ! i tottaly saw the nipples right away !

that thing is pretty badass looking , what was it for ? dissarming mines or something ?
Deep, deep sea diving ;)
 
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SpANG at 12:32PM, Aug. 16, 2008
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I find it amazing, actually. The ingenuity these inventors had in the early 1900's. Not to mention the courage the actual testers of the ‘suit’ must have had. Would YOU have deep sea explored in something like that?

Sure, modern day ADS's have lots of manufactured, precise injection-molded pieces, circuitry, etc. But these guys used the only material available at the time - hand forged metal parts and modified existing metal pieces to make a diving suit.

Sure it's fun to laugh at it now, but someone had to pave the way.

I love this stuff. :)

… But the nipples are also a little disturbing.

Current ADS:

Certainly some echoes from the past still there. ;)
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Puff_Of_Smoke at 3:44PM, Aug. 16, 2008
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Must be heavy as hell.
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I have a gun. It's really powerful. Especially against living things.
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ozoneocean at 7:24PM, Aug. 16, 2008
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SpANG
I find it amazing, actually. The ingenuity these inventors had in the early 1900's.
Actually, while they were made of steel, there were a lot of these suit designs around then, this one was just very unlike all the rest. The modern suits look more like the German and Italian designs from back in the 1920s. It's cool that those old suits look so similar to the modern ones that they inspired.

This one just looks like its creator lol!
-to me ;)
 
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Croi Dhubh at 12:10AM, Aug. 17, 2008
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That's pretty bad ass. Makes you want to know the thought process these people had to design, build, and successfully use these type of things in the first place
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