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Frankenstein & Sons of M'cr UK, behind The Famous Apollo and '2001' Space Suits

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« on: November 03, 2012, 05:02:57 pm »

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A spacesuit Odyssey

http://www.bbc.co.uk/manchester/content/articles/2007/01/10/100107_spacesuit_feature.shtml
archived Oct, 2007.

  Surely the two most famous spacesuits ever made: one worn by astronauts in the Apollo 11 moon landing. The other, by actors in the sci-fi epic ‘2001: A Space Odyssey.’  ... Were Manufactured by Frankenstein & Sons Ltd.

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 It’s a story which is intriguing curators at the Musuem of Science & Industry (MSIM) who are trying to track down the people who worked there in the 1960s and possibly created the two most famous spacesuits ever made.

They want to hear first hand from people who worked at the pioneering factory, to find out how the 2001 spacesuit was made and to record any interesting anecdotes for their Histories Revealed project.

"Not only did Frankenstein’s produce spacesuits for Kubrick, it was one of two Manchester companies that helped to design the Apollo spacesuits."
Susie Elliott, MSIM project officer

The Project aims to gather oral histories from people who worked at companies in East Manchester or from the textile industry.

Frankenstein Monster Masks. — They're churning them out at an alarming rate nowadays.

Project officer Susie Elliott said: “Frankenstein & Sons is really important for the history of Manchester’s textiles industry as it was at the forefront of producing some of the first garments made from innovative new fabrics.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/manchester/content/articles/2007/01/10/100107_spacesuit_feature.shtml

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