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New Folding Life Raft - 1931

New Folding Life Raft - 1931

Caption: "New York City - Jesse W. Reno wealthy NY Inventor tests his folding life raft which is made up of balsa wood blocks connected by rope to four squares when opened the raft measures 10 feet by 10 feet weighs 75 pounds and has a buoyancy of 600 pounds. It will support 50 passengers 25 within the squares and an additional 25 by clinging to the outside of the raft. Photo shows Mr. Reno floating girls with his lift raft in the swimming pool of the S.S. Vulcania." 2-13-31

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