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    Footage of new pedestrian safety device being tested in Germany.

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    Pedestrian safety device demonstrated - Berlin 1927. Germany.

    Germany a trial of a protective net attached to the front of an automobile for the safety of any pedestrians the car might attack. Shot looking down a road; several men stand at side watching; and the victim stands in the middle of the road. Automobile approaches him from behind. It hits the pedestrian but he is scooped up in a curved net attached on a padded frame; sort of like a chair.

    His hat flies off but the man himself is unscathed. Next; demonstration of this seen from the side; possibly even more hilarious. The man stands there looking a bit nervous. The car is going at a fair pace at the moment of impact; and again it scoops him up & he rides away in the safety net w/ his legs sticking straight out.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:11:55:00 / 01:12:27:00
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