Blouse from an immersion suit, made by P. Frankenstein and Sons Ltd, c.1945.
This blouse was made by P Frankenstein and Sons, which was founded in 1854 at the Victoria Rubber Works in Newton Heath. Specialising in rubberised fabrics, the company made survival equipment, including technology which was used to help develop the Apollo spacesuit.
The cult 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey featured suits made by P Frankenstein and Sons.
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- immersion suit blouse
- Gift of Alison Murray
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