The Armadillo Armored Suit

Apr 1958: Inventor Harvey Freeman looked a bit like a space alien in his "armadillo" armor, as Police Inspector Beryl Pace shot at him. The Detroit police bought four of Freeman's suits, but I have no idea if they were ever used.

Freeman lived to be 100 years old, dying in 2022. You can read his obituary here.

Santa Cruz Sentinel - Apr 30, 1958

Holland Evening Sentinel - Apr 30, 1958 (click to enlarge)

Below is what appears to be an early version of Freeman's suit.

Mechanix Illustrated - Sep 1956

     Posted By: Alex - Thu Jan 25, 2024
     Category: Inventions | Police and Other Law Enforcement | 1950s

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