BULLET BOUNCER ON CAR SAVES POLICE FROM THUGS (Dec, 1932)
BULLET BOUNCER ON CAR SAVES POLICE FROM THUGS
Bullet bouncers are now in use on cars of the San Francisco, Calif., police department to protect members of radio patrol crews from the gunfire of thugs. The contrivances are sheets of quarter-inch-thick steel plate, equipped with shuttered windows and hinged to the top of the windshield frame. Normally the bullet bouncer lies flat upon the top of the car, but it is lowered in front of the windshield when gangster bullets begin to whiz. The windshield folds out of the way, and patrolmen fire through the narrow windows. They may also peep through a hole in the car top.