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.

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  1. Blurgle says: June 4, 200710:18 am

    If it could block your head from your audience (and it might, if you were on an elevated platform), wouldn’t it prevent the audience from seeing you?

    Why would anyone go to a speech if they couldn’t see the speaker?

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