1920s: Armoured cars

Armoured cars began to be deployed in number by the 1920s and followed strict rules regarding construction. One such car – customized for the bank by Smith Brothers of Toronto – was described as “made entirely of Special Armoured Steel, walls to be 3/16 gauge, roof and floor to be 12 gauge… Frame-work of body to be constructed of angle iron and all parts well fitted and securely riveted. The body to have such portholes for shooting purpose and in position as requested by customer.”


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