Early Metal Detector (Jul, 1935)

Magnets Detect Smuggled Weapons
SMUGGLING of weapons into prisons is eliminated by the new secret weapon detector. As soon as a person with a gun passes between twin electric magnets mounted on stands, a light and buzzer issue warnings.

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  1. […] It was as real a practice as Bonnie Parker taping her .38-caliber Detective Special to her thigh. (This gun, found on her dead body in 1934, was recently auctioned-off for $264,000 this past September.) The hiding of guns was prolific enough to result in early metal detectors. […]

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