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The Car Safety Scoop

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Mayhem

This footage from 1939 shows two Sheffield based engineers demonstrating a new scooping invention for the front of your car that potentially staves off injury to pedestrians if you were to hit them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlyEIaRw010
Nothing spoils a good story like the arrival of an eyewitness.

SassyStitcher

Quote from: Mayhem on November 17, 2023, 12:04:32 AMThis footage from 1939 shows two Sheffield based engineers demonstrating a new scooping invention for the front of your car that potentially staves off injury to pedestrians if you were to hit them.
I can totally imagine people strapping their kids to this thing. LOLOL 
"Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more." – Agatha Christie

Squid

So weird but it's nice to know they had pedestrian safety in mind!  

Mayhem

I'd like to know how many people were getting run over back in the day, where they figured there was a market for this ...
Nothing spoils a good story like the arrival of an eyewitness.

snowflower

Not sure about back in the day, but I'd say it's needed more now. lol  white flag.gif

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