Sunday, January 27, 2013

People with guns collection # 55

"COURAGE, YES, BUT NOT TO LOOK - DETROIT: Arthur Greer, Plastic Technician, knows the new 'Doron' bullet-proof vest he wears will stop the bullet fired at him at close range, but the knowledge doesn't preclude operation of reflex action in his eyes. The vest, a development by the Paramount Rubber Co. of Detroit, of body armor used by the Army and Navy, is made of layers of fiber glass. It is guaranteed to stop all ammunition no heavier than the 38/44 S&W Special." 9/17/47

What a way to make a living! I wonder how many years you had to put in as a 'Plastic Technician' before you got to be the one shooting the gun.


ASM826 said...

Wouldn't have testing the vests on a mannikin been sufficient?

Wilson said...

I am hoping that this photo was an example of journalistic sensationalism, which is certainly nothing new. But then again maybe part of that guy’s job was getting shot at.