gashetka:  1915 | Eddie Rickenbacker and Fred McCarty Eddie Rickenbacker (right) and Fred McCarty in Peugot racing gear. While driving for Peugeot, Rickenbacker invented a way to communicate with his riding mechanic over the roar of the engines by connecting two leather face masks together with rubber speaking tubes. While this worked well, he gave up the idea after deciding the masks were “unbearably hot and itchy.” Caption on verso reads, “Our Latest Gemini Astronauts? No, not from our…

gashetka: 1915 | Eddie Rickenbacker and Fred McCarty Eddie Rickenbacker (right) and Fred McCarty in Peugot racing gear. While driving for Peugeot, Rickenbacker invented a way to communicate with his riding mechanic over the roar of the engines by connecting two leather face masks together with rubber speaking tubes. While this worked well, he gave up the idea after deciding the masks were “unbearably hot and itchy.” Caption on verso reads, “Our Latest Gemini Astronauts? No, not from our…

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