Believe it or not, seat belt’s weren’t always standard in cars. In fact, for a long time they didn’t even exist – which is what makes this magazine clipping about the introduction of the safety device all the more interesting.
The below article, which appeared in a July 1938 issue of Popular Science magazine, explains just how this contraption we’ve come to take for granted works.
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[via Modern Mechanix]