Pressure Suit antedating (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Thu Aug 5 15:38:39 UTC 2010

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OED has 1936 for "pressure suit"

_Brave New Words_/OED SF project have 1928 (with a specific meaning of
"space suit")

_Popular Science_ 5/23 p 46
"Curing the "bends," caused by sudden change in air pressure.  The
patient is placed in a pressure suit and subjected to the same air
pressure that caused the disease." [caption to illustration]

Oliver Stewart, _Aeolus:  or, The future of the flying machine_ K. Paul,
Trench, Trubner & co., Ltd.; New York, E.P. Dutton & co., 1927
"Unless he were enclosed in some such pressure-chamber or pressure-suit,
the pilot would be unable to withstand the cold and the reduced pressure
of extreme altitudes, and the sudden changes in temperature and
pressure, when the machine was climbing or diving."
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