BULLET PROOF JUMPSUIT TESTED - 1932 Police test out a new bullet proof jumpsuit on live volunteers. CU of the bullets being plucked out of the material after a gun is fired point blank at a target drawn on a man's back. A young woman isn't quite as confident in the test but is okay.
TORPEDO-SHAPED RAILROAD CAR FOR SPEED - 1932 Inside and outside POVs of a new topedo-shaped railroad car streamlined to reduce wind resistance and top speeds of 70 miles an hour. Some of the passengers are a little apprehensive about going so fast but others enjoy their ride in the unique mini-train.
COAL BURNING CAR - 1932 Philadelphia inventor and furnace grate maker George Mershon demonstrates his new automobile that runs on coal getting 100 miles on just a few pounds of the fuel which he loads into the car's furnace.
PROTEST AGAINST HUNGER & UNEMPLOYMENT - 1932 Spurred on by communist organizers English demonstrators gather in a mass protest against hunger, unemployment and war at the base of Nelsonís statue in Trafalgar Square, London.
DAREDEVIL LEAPS OFF NEW YORK BRIDGE - 1932 Daredevil Williard Blaine suits up for his death defying jump off the George Washington Bridge. After evading police he jumps into space with only a home-made parachute to slow his plunge into the Hudson River becoming the first to survive the 250 foot drop and live to tell about it.
BOTTLE UNCAPPING CONTEST - 1932 Home brewers in Portland, Oregon hold an unusual competition to find who can uncap a group of the bottles the fastest then make it back to the finish line first. The winner sets a new record of nine seconds
FINAL CONSTRUCTION ON N.J. PULASKI SKYWAY - 1932 Construction nears completion on the General Casimir Pulaski Memorial Skyway (aka Pulaski Skyway) in Newark, New Jersey. The bridge is the first "superhighway" in the nation and connects Jersey City and Newark to change the nearly two-hour commute to a four minute drive between the cities.
RAID & SHOOTOUT AT BOOTLEGGING PLANT - 1932 Sheriff deputy POVs of a Downey, California tar insulation plant under surveillance just before itís raided for its undercover bootlegging activities. A thrilling shootout peppers a window with bullet holes and nets the deputies several bootleggers along with confiscated alcohol.
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