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Wiley Post's helmet, from the world's first practical pressure suit, is photographed before conservation treatment.
A close-up of metal corrosion on Wiley Post's helmet prior to conservation treatment.
Wiley Post's helmet, from the world's first practical pressure suit, is photographed after conservation treatment.
Wiley Post's helmet, from the world's first practical pressure suit, is examined by conservators under ultra-violet light.
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Aluminum helmet with mouth opening and glass window.
Donated by B. F. Goodrich Co.
B. F. Goodrich Co.
United States of America
Aluminum, leather, glass
3-D: 33 x 25.4 x 40.6cm (13 x 10 x 16 in.)
National Air and Space Museum
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