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Steampunk Daily: Models / Sculptures: Armored Diving Suit, France c. 1878

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Long before we had spacesuits, we had diving suits. The ocean was the first hostile environment that we sent people into, completely covered with protective gear. And the suits that people created with late-18th century or 19th century technology are astonishing to behold. If anything had that #steampunk look, it was this suit. I can't imagine any sort of mobility in this outfit, but at least steps were taken in a new chapter of exploration. Creepy and cool, all at the same time!

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