Tear Gas Makes Weapon of Fountain Pen (Jan, 1929)

Tear Gas Makes Weapon of Fountain Pen

AN INNOCENT-APPEARING fountain pen containing a charge of tear gas which makes it a most effective weapon has been perfected for the use of cashiers, bank tellers, and others likely, to be objects of robbery. The tear gas is carried in the pen in liquid form and when the trigger is released it spouts out of the pen as a vapor which will blind and disable anyone it is directed against. The release trigger is shaped like the conventional ink-filling lever, and in appearance the weapon cannot be distinguished from an ordinary writing tool.

5 comments
  1. John M. Hanna says: January 22, 20104:19 pm

    Perfect for writing a ….
    (wait for it…)
    POISON PEN LETTER!
    Thank you folks. Enjoy the buffet.

  2. Firebrand38 says: January 22, 20104:37 pm

    Sound of crickets chirping……

  3. Jari says: January 22, 20106:03 pm

    The thing that worries me, is that she looks so happy before using it….

  4. Rick Auricchio says: January 23, 201012:52 pm

    So this is a fountain pen.

    “The release trigger is shaped like the conventional ink-filling lever…”

    I wonder how long it took for someone to try to fill the fountain pen…and get a face full of teargas.

  5. masamunesword says: January 27, 20108:50 pm

    They still make these in a form:
    http://www.mace.com/ind…

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