Chester E. MacDuffee proudly stands next to his newly patented, 550 lb diving suit, 1911
No, this is not a space suit or a killer robot. What we have here, is a suit of submarine Armor and its creator, Chester E. Macduffee. This photo was taken in 1911 but ended up in Popular Mechanics Magazine in December 1914. They reported the new armored diving suit went down to a depth of 212 ft. in Long Island Sound, establishing a new American record for deep-sea diving.weighing in at around 550 pounds, this aluminum alloy beast looks like it would drown its wearer!