The Invention (and Demonstration) of the First Football Helmet, 1932

British Pathe continues to dust off and digitize some amazing clips from its archive. First came The World’s First Mobile Phone (1922) and footage of The King’s Speech in 1938 — you know, the real King George VI working his way through a public speech in Scotland. Now British Pathe returns with some 1932 footage of an inventor showing off the first football helmet, his modest “attempt to prevent fatal injuries” in the sport. You won’t want to miss the demo of this new fangled piece of sports equipment. H/T Devour

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