Venetian Blinds of Steel
Bullet-proof steel protection for bank tellers, developed along the principle of Venetian blinds is the invention of J. A. Boivin, Quebec, Canada.
Apparently James Nevin Miller liked to recycle.
Outwitting the Plant Smugglers
Sometimes the smuggling of plants is innocently intended—the “law breakers” never giving a thought to the dangerous pests they might bring into the country with the fruit, plants or vegetables. On the other hand, some plant smuggling is done because of the money such contraband brings.
THE PUNISHMENT FITS THE CRIME
THE PICTURES on these pages, remarkable for showing the punishment inflicted for stealing in Saudi Arabia, are even more remarkable considering that pictures of any kind, photographed or painted, moving or still, are considered graven images and so arc forbidden by the Prophet in all the lands of Islam.
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.
Science In Crime Detection
DETECTIVE fiction fans have always cherished the idea of the clue-finder who sees and notes everything and, at the close of his investigation, unerringly points out the culprit—who is, of course, then convicted at once in a manner unusually effective for judges, juries and prosecutors.
COLLECTING THE NATION’S FIRE TAX
By HENRY S. CHASE
THIS is a story of incendiarism—a story of the lengths to which, under certain circumstances, some respected business men will go, and how and why they pass into the criminal class. This is a story showing, too, how men organize syndicates to carry on the exciting, pleasurable and profitable business of arson.
London Bobbies Broadcast Crime News With Five-Pound Portable Radio
RADIO is fast becoming one of the most dangerous foes of the modern criminal. Often before he has fairly finished committing his crime, the news has gone out to all the police, broadcast over a powerful central radio station and picked up by squad cars cruising the streets.
That seems like an awful lot of work just to catch someone stealing a free subway ride…
FINGERPRINTS TRAP “SLUG” PASSERS
To trap persons who insert worthless metal slugs in turnstiles, slot machines, and coin telephones, an ultra-violet-ray fingerprinting process has been developed.
Exposing the Stamp Racketeers
By Cleland van Dresser
WOULD you believe that a convict could manufacture “rare” stamps and sell them through a confederate stationed outside the prison walls for as high as $600 apiece?
Or that one of the best stamp dealers paid $65,000 for a block of forty-three “rarities,” only to find that he had bought a handful of cleverly tinted and engraved pieces of paper?
These incidents are selected from the files of Mrs. Catherine L. Manning, for fourteen years head of the world-renowned collection at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C. Most of the 10,000,000 collectors in this country probably believe very few fake stamps are foisted upon the public.