Friday, 29 November 2013

having faith in your product - testing a bullet proof vest in 1923

Now this is what l call having complete faith in your own product.  The photographs (one colourised) are from Washington, 1923, and show W.H Murphy, of the Protective Garment Corps, testing out a bullet proof vest, with the aid of the local constabulary.  Obviously it worked, but it is still going to hurt, and l think if it was me that had made it, l'd have paid somebody else to act as the target practise.
Mind you, l bet this exploit garnered a hell of a lot of publicity and sales, so he was probably hurting all the way to the nearest bank.

toodle pip

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