Some weird and colorful self defense miscellanea from around the turn of the last century, as recently featured on the Bartitsu Society website:

http://www.bartitsu.org/index.php/20...n-gloves-1913/ - electric stun gloves

http://www.bartitsu.org/index.php/20...e-t-reed-1902/ - political jujitsu cartoon

http://www.bartitsu.org/index.php/20...ton-globe-190/ - oddly Bartitsu-like self defense taught in Boston, 1904

http://www.bartitsu.org/index.php/20...-tribune-1904/ - a "stiletto hatpin" designed for self sefense

http://www.bartitsu.org/index.php/20...net-1895-1899/ - E.W. Barton-Wright and the "Georgia Magnet" controversy

http://www.bartitsu.org/index.php/20...andal-of-1911/ - the Dr. Latson Method of Self Defense, with attendant murder and sex scandal