Tiny Broadwick in Flying Gear

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Tiny Broadwick, a 1900s parachutist, posing beside an airplane in flying gear, with parachute. Charles Broadwick invented the back-pack parachute she is wearing. When the wearer jumped, the chute was automatically pulled from the pack by a line attached to the balloon or airplane. 

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