Thursday, September 24, 2009

19th Century Deep-Sea Diving Suit

Needless to say, here at Rusty Knuckles we are a fan of all things mechanical, and if its built from any type of metal, we dig it even more. In one of the many random paths that I find myself going down, somehow I came across this 120 year old diving suit. One might think it would have come from an obscure 50's outer space flick but not even close. It originated from the minds of Alphonse and Théodore Carmagnolle. After seeing the photos, its a work of art to behold and some damn fine craftsmanship. Gotta love those bulbous articulating elbow joints, wonder just how waterproof it was.

Musée National de la Marine