Steampunk Diver's Suit and Space Suit

A cool random webfind. Just take a look at this marvelous contraption:

Is it a robot? Is it a space suit?

This is a truly impressive piece of equipment. I wonder if it was actually functional or if it is just an awesome work of art… Unfortunately, I was so far unable to gather any additional information other than it was supposed to be used for diving. I can not say if it was ever used.

Still… Makes for a very good hook for the next Steampunk RPG evening…

2 Responses to Steampunk Diver's Suit and Space Suit

  1. From

    „In 1914, Mr MacDuffy constructed the first suit with ball bearings as the medium to provide movement to a joint. The suit was tested in New York in 214 feet of water.“

  2. Thank you for the information!