• Short Summary

    The makers of a new kind of bullet-prof screen, for use in banks and similar high risk areas, have graphically illustrated the worth of their product over conventional bullet-proof glass.

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXT. State Police Headquarters Joliet, Illinois, people at firing range.
    0.03

    2.
    SV Gun in front of glass exhibit .
    0.08

    3.
    SV Police officials watching displays.
    0.14

    4.
    SCU Guns on table.
    0.24

    5.
    SVs (FROM RIGHT TO LEFT) Bullet-proof glass, Lexguard and acrylic glass screens on firing range. (2 shots)
    0.32

    6.
    SV's Police marksman firing at the screens. (3 shots)
    0.40

    7.
    SV's Police marksman firing at bullet-proof glass and glass shattering. (2 shots)
    0.45

    8.
    SV Policeman firing at Lexguard.
    0.53

    9.
    SV & CU Holes in three screens. (3 shots)
    1.01


    REPORTER: "At State Police Headquarters in Joliet, Illinois, the makers and installers of bullet-proof composites demonstrated their wares. Their audience was police officials from a number of Illinois communities where bank security is a major concern. A police marksmen fired a variety of weapons, from a .38 revolver, often used in armed robberies, to a .44 magnum, the most powerful hand gun in non-military use. On the right, standard bullet-proof glass nearly an inch and a half thick; on the left, an acrylic compound; and in the centre a petro-chemical compound sold commercially under the name Lexguard. As it turns out, the bullet-proof glass isn't so bullet-proof after all. The .38 bullet is coming straight at the camera. Even the stronger acrylic compound was on match for the .44 magnum slugs. But the Lexguard stopped them cold. The lessons for bank designers are graphically clear; tellers in drive-in booths are not safe behind their bullet-proof glass unless it's made of something a lot stronger than glass."




    Initials VT/2230


    REPORTER: DAVE COHLER

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The makers of a new kind of bullet-prof screen, for use in banks and similar high risk areas, have graphically illustrated the worth of their product over conventional bullet-proof glass.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC7JDSQGY1HELWWFUCESLX9J8U
    Media URN:
    VLVAC7JDSQGY1HELWWFUCESLX9J8U
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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