Death Jump - Eiffel Tower 1912

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DISTRESSING FOOTAGE. Unused / unissued material -

Paris, France.

Franz Reichelt wearing the parachute that he designed and invented before ascending the Eiffel Tower.

Reichelt standing on platform high up on the tower preparing to jump he hovers on the brink for some time...

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Cataloguer:
Mark
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
Silent
Media URN:
60726
Sort Number:
UN 0001 G (Y)
Time in/Out:
01:00:03:00 / 01:01:39:00
Canister:
UN 1 G (Y)
Film ID:
1824.01
Issue Date:

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  • Why didn't he practice on a smaller structure? Or have a safety net?

    JasonC 4th Feb 2012
  • Or send a weighted dummy?

    alasdairlocke 8th Feb 2013
  • As terrible and spectacular as his failure was, I expect he did practice on smaller structures and work with weighted dummies.

    Stuart Gardner 1st Mar 2013
  • Terribly sad.

    pathfinder 10th Mar 2013

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