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September 7, 2022

This Roller Safety Device Sweeps Away Fallen Pedestrian, 1931

In 1931, trucks equipped with the new safety device shown in the photo will literally sweep a fallen pedestrian before it and thus save him from being crushed to almost certain death beneath the heavy wheels. The device consists chiefly of a grooved roller mounted on an extension arm in front of the wheels and geared to the engine.

This safety device, consisting of a shield and roller geared to the motor, sweeps the man ahead till the truck comes to a halt.

On coming in contact with a fallen pedestrian it tends to roll him ahead till the truck can be brought to a stop. Ordinarily, it projects out in front of the car, serving as a bumper, but is released immediately by the driver when there is a possibility of an accident.


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