Daredevil Goes Over Niagara
Falls in Special Steel Barrel
VERY few people go over
Niagara Falls and live to remember it. Most of those who went over the
edge for a supreme thrill, went simultaneously to oblivion. When Red Hill,
Canadian daredevil, went over in his specially constructed steel tank,
however, he made history, instead of a mess.
Previous to his latest exploit he succeeded in navigating the treacherous
upper and lower rapids of the falls. When he negotiated these perilous
trips he was strapped into his tank, as shown in the drawing at the right.
The padding and bracing of the
tank are so arranged as to protect him from any severe jolts. A heavy belt
around the waist, supported by elastic bands, takes up the heaviest part
of the shock, while hand and foot braces absorb the remaining jar.
1 Red Hill with the steel
barrel which he used in negotiating the treacherous Niagara rapids and in
shooting over the falls.
2 - Hill fell the height of
Niagara Falls, 196 feet, in his steel barrel and lived to tell about it.
3 - Hill was strapped in the
tank and braced during his trip.
Sept. 1930 - Modern Mechanix
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