Catapult chair

Anastase Dragomir

History has recorded many situations in which, during a war, the pilot of a billionaire plane catapults himself to have a chance to escape alive after a bombardment of rivals. This is also possible thanks to the Romanian inventor Anastase Dragomir,
which created no less than three versions of an emergency ejection seat.
In 1930, at the age of only 34, Dragomir patented in Paris together with another Romanian inventor, Tănase Dobrescu, a device called a “catapult able cabin”.

20 years later, Dragomir improved his device and invented the “parachute cell”, which had the advantage of a system for sliding cabs up or down. In 1959, the plane with catapult able cabins also appeared, and its system will later be implemented on military aircraft.

Source: https://www.giz.ro/stiinta/top-inventatori-romani-36920/