1955: New Safety Belt

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Pictured above is something new in the fast-growing field of automobile safety belts. Devised by a Middletown, Conn., manufacturer of aircraft belts, it employs a unique principle of securing the wearer’s entire torso to the car seat. Two six-foot belts are used, both bolted in orthodox fashion to the car frame at points below the seat back. The other end is safely secured, without mechanical fastening devices by the weight of the wearer sitting on the belts’ free end. Inset shows how two passengers can each use one of the belts.

From The Jacksonville Daily Journal (Jacksonville, Illinois), Friday, October 7, 1955.
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