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April 22, 2017

This Is How People Used to Test Bulletproof Glass in the 1930s

The silent footage below, shot in 1932, shows a man with a rifle testing an early version of bulletproof glass by having his wife hold the glass to her face while he shoots at her.

There’s more.

The below image, courtesy of the Dutch National Archives is purportedly of a “Bulletproof glass, demonstration by the best rifle man of the New York police, 1931” which is about the same time and the above and about the same size glass pane.

Finally, there is a patent filed in 1931 by one William E. Nobbe, of Toledo for a composite safety glass sheet of “bullet-proof glass” which was later assigned to the Ford Motor Company.




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