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Bullet-proof Cuirass

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Parent Issue
Day
4
Month
August
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

The latest bullet-proof cuirass hail3 from France and is the invention oí Mr. Threaud. lts essential features are a sheet of metal fltted with aq outer and inner lining (the composition af which is not stated), the whole apparatus weighing lesa than eight pounds. Accordin-g to good authority rt was recently tested with a Mauser rifle, which was fired from a distance of about seventy yards. The bullet tore the front of the cuirass and made an indentation in the metal píate, but dJd not penétrate it.