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Franz Reichelt’s Parachute
Flying tailor

Origin

Franz Reichelt

Type

Parachute

Effects

Anyone wearing this who jumps will be pulled down in a dangerous, sometimes fatal, crash with the ground.

Downsides

Effects

Activation

Wearing and then jumping.

Collected by

Warehouse 12

Section

Icarus-23W

Aisle

7205-623

Shelf

846436-1523-329

Date of Collection

February 12, 1912

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OriginEdit

Franz Reichelt was a tailor who invented his own parachute, which he planned on having an aviator being able to put it on and allow them survive falls if they had to abandon their aircraft. He started out with dropping test dummies from his fifth floor apartment, which showed promising signs. However, he is most remembered for his accidental death testing his parachute himself by jumping off the Eiffel Tower. He died on impact, the story reaching headlines and a recorded film showing his jump and the hole his body made on impact to the ground.

EffectsEdit

The parachute is activated by someone wearing it and then jumping, not the other way around. When the persons’ body is in mid-air and off the jumping platform, their body is slammed down into the ground by an unknown force. The fall can be survivable with few injuries if they jumped from a low height, but usually prove fatal from greater heights. It is also more lethal when used by the elderly, children or people with delicate bodies.

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