1927 – Flexible Diving Armour – Karl Hipssich (German)

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1927 – Flexible Diving Armour by Karl Hipssich.

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Publication number    US1722375 A
Publication type    Grant
Publication date    Jul 30, 1929
Filing date    Mar 16, 1927
Priority date    Mar 16, 1927
Inventors    Karl Hipssich
Original Assignee    Karl Hipssich

1. A diving apparel in the form of a diving suit and adapted to withstand high external pressure, comprising, in combination with a rigid shoulder part and a rigid seat part and with hose-like members of a water-tight flexible material connected tightly with said rigid parts, sets of successive and interengaging rings located within said hose-like members, each ring having an inwardly directed flange and each flange being provided with two oppositely located holes located at the sides of the divers body; distance pieces of approximately rhomboidal shape located between said holes and having each a bore coaxial with the said holes, and pieces of rope extending through the alternating holes and bores of the flanges and the distance pieces and being affixed at their ends to the said rigid parts, substantially as set forth.

2. A diving apparel in the form of a diving suit and adapted to withstand high external pressure, comprising, in combination with a hollow rigid shoulder part and a hollow rigid seat part and with hose-like members of a water-tight flexible material connected tightly with said rigid parts, sets of successive and interengaging rings located within said hoselike members, each ring having an inwardly directed flange and each flange being provided with two oppositely arranged holes located at the sides of the divers body; distance pieces of approximately rhomboidal shape located between said holes and having each between two of its inclined faces two tilting edges lying close to one another, and having each a bore co-axial with the said holes, and pieces of rope extending through the alternating holes and bores of the flanges and the distance pieces and being affixed at their ends to the said hollow rigid parts, substantially as set forth.

3. A diving apparel in the form of a diving suit and adapted to withstand high external pressure, comprising, in combination with a hollow rigid shoulder part and a hollow rigid seat part and with double hose-like members of water-tight flexible materials connected separately and tightly with said rigid parts,

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