History of the Windscreen

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Drivers tend to take their windscreens for granted – after all, they’re supposed to be invisible while you drive, so why should you be aware of their presence at all, unless your windscreen develops a chip or shatters? It does its job faithfully every time you drive, keeping the wind, rain, dust and insects out of your eyes, contributing 30% to the car’s structural strength, and provided you keep it clean and get it repaired quickly if it gets a stone chip, it should last the lifetime of the car. Actually, your car windscreen is the latest incarnation of a technology that only came into being in the 1900s when the first windscreens started to be fitted to cars. It is a marvel of scientific research, a product that incorporates high technology factors such as UV and acoustic filters and all the latest safety aids.