WEAPON FOR MOTORISTS BRANDS THUG WITH DYE (Jan, 1933)

WEAPON FOR MOTORISTS BRANDS THUG WITH DYE
A new weapon for the protection of motorists and shopkeepers not only subdues the most vicious thug, but also brands him for identification in case he should escape. When he is struck with the club-shaped weapon, an airtight membrane breaks, releasing a chemical similar to tear gas and also a spray of aniline dye that indelibly stains, his face, hands, and clothing, thus identifying him.

6 comments
  1. Kryten007 says: March 29, 20072:19 pm

    I wonder what the patent situation is on this thing. I could easily see it coming back…

  2. Stannous says: March 29, 20078:56 pm

    Oh yeah, I want to get close enough to an attacker to hit them with a stick.
    Need non-lethal, unlicensed protection?
    I recommend a can of Easy Off, don’t need to hit the eyes to completely disable anyone. it will mark them better than dye and they won’t be thinking about coming after you…

  3. Charlie says: March 29, 20079:02 pm

    Did you have an accident with Easy Off Stannous?

  4. RangerGordon says: March 8, 20085:00 pm

    That woman looks absolutely gleeful! I bet it’s fun to club a thug. Wasn’t thug-clubbing a fad during the early 1930s? It think the clubs were the first big breakthrough product for an upstart novelty toy company called Wham-O. And the rest is history.

  5. Glen says: January 3, 20116:39 am

    The banks now have exploding charges of dye they slip into bags when robbed.

  6. Firebrand38 says: January 3, 20118:11 am

    Glen: Now? Those have been around for a while and a long while

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