Flashlight Weapon Invented (Mar, 1937)
Flashlight Weapon Invented
A COMBINATION flashlight gun has been invented by V. Merifield, of the Los Angeles, Calif., police department. At the pressing of a trigger the device ejects a spray of ammonia or gas from a jet to disable any suspect who might attempt to draw a weapon when the flashlight is aimed.
The novel gun weighs only six ounces, has fewer than a dozen parts, and is practically indestructible. Jet and light are controlled by separate triggers. One filling provides 20 shots of gas.