the flying tailor

A film made in Paris in 1912, showing Franz Reichelt’s first and only attempt to fly, from the first deck of Eiffel Tower, at that time the tallest man-made structure in the world. Reichelt used his skills as a tailor to create an overcoat that would allow him to fly. The “flying coat” was a complete disaster, and Reichelt fell like a sack of rocks to his death.


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