The Re-Inventors

Season 2 Episode 1

Flotation Suit

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jul 05, 2011 on Smithsonian Channel
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Shipwrecks claimed the lives of thousands in the early 20th century. In response to these disasters, a sailor named John Edlund invented one of the strangest water survival suits ever designed, with a helmet that resembled a cosmonaut’s. But the Re-Inventors think that this forgotten invention could have been a legitimate lifesaver. Using Edlund’s blueprint and materials from the early 1900s, Matt and Jeremy determine whether this suitcase suit sinks or floats.moreless

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