Cork swimming suit patent, 1882

Cork swimming suit patent, 1882

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Caption: Cork swimming suit patent, 1882. Artwork of a device designed by Paschal Plant. This clothing item consisted of mesh or netted fabric with cork applied to the surface. The buoyancy of cork allows the swimmer to float on water.

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