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"People ask me how I do research for my science fiction. The answer is, I never do any research. I just enjoy reading the stuff, and some of it sticks in my mind and fits into the stories."
- Frederik Pohl

Transparent Dome Helmet  
  A spacesuit helmet that can be seen through.  

After I had gotten into the suit, the Professor placed over my head a sort of transparent dome which he explained was made of strong unbreakable bakelite. The globe itself really was made of several globes, one within the other. The globes only touched at the lower rim. The interstices where the globes did not touch formed a vacuum, the air having been drawn from the spaces. Consequently heat could not escape from the transparent head piece nor could the cold come in. From the back of this head gear, a flexible tube led into the interior; this tube being connected to a small compressed oxygen tank, which the Professor strapped to my back.
From The Man from the Atom, by G. Peyton Wertenbaker.
Published by Amazing Stories in 1926
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Good old Bakelite! The first plastic made from synthetic components in 1907.

Cleverly, the helmet is a kind of Dewar flask to keep your head nice and warm.

Compare to space helmet from The Disc-Men of Jupiter (1931) by Manly Wade Wellman, the space-helmet from The Sargasso of Space (1931) by Edmond Hamilton and globular glass helmet from Murder on the Asteroid (1933) by Eando Binder.

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