Vacuum Cups Keep Score for Fencers (Oct, 1937)

Vacuum Cups Keep Score for Fencers
Vacuum cups of rubber fixed lightly to the ends of foils are a feature of a novel fencing outfit just introduced. The tiny cups come loose and stick to an opponent’s protective shield at the point where they touch it. The tips not only insure safety for the fencers, but facilitate scoring by adhering to areas appropriately marked on the shields. Scoring is based on the location of the touch, a thrust at the heart counting most.

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