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Sep. 09, 1955 - Runway ''Blotter'': Pools of water on a runway area hazard to high speed jet aircraft. Frank Elve, a London engineer, has invented a ''blotter'' from them. Known as the ''Aeroduck'', it can draw up 400 gallons of water in minutes. Manufacturers: Comex - Fraser Tuson Ltd., 68 Victoria Street, London. S.W. L, England. Photo shows The ''Aeroduck'' at work on a flooded runway of Weybridge Airfield, Surrey, England. (Credit Image: © Keystone Pictures USA/