A Safety Coat for Workmen. It Pulls Apart in Sections
TWO million machineshop workers in the United States read safety bulletins each week and operate machinery equipped with every kind of safety appliance which money will'buy. Yet not a week goes by but several careless workmen are injured and one or two killed outright be-
cause of their own recklessness. One of the most common forms of accidents is the catching of loose and exposed garments in revolving shafts, pulleys and other moving machinery.
Only recently a man wearing a ragged sleeve while turning a bolt on a machine in an Omaha shop was stripped to his waist. By a miracle his life was saved. Had he worn the safety garment illustrated on this page
he would have lost part of the coat only. Herbert P. Andrews, of Portland, Oregon, the inventor, has designed the coat in sections in such a way that any unusual pull on any particular section will detach it bodily from the rest of the garment.
The coat is not sewed together at the seams, but is fastened, one section to the other, by snap fasteners. Thus any section may be detached without tearing the rest of the garment or endangering the life of the wearer. If the workman is fortunate enough to see the machinery catch his coat, he can pull himself away instantly, losing only one section of the coat. The snap hooks and fasteners do not detract from the general appearance of the coat, and it meets all the demands for ordinary wear.