BULLET-PROOF STAND FOR SPEAKERS (May, 1933)
This doesn’t seem like it would offer that much protection…
BULLET-PROOF STAND FOR SPEAKERS
A bullet-proof speaker’s desk has been devised by engineers of a broadcasting system, to protect public men from the attacks of assassins when making addresses to large gatherings. Metal armor shields the body of the speaker from below his waist to a point several inches above his shoulders, when he stands upon a platform. Four microphone outlets are spaced across a panel behind the desk, while spring clips and a lamp are provided.