Sunday, November 21, 2010

Car Seat/Stroller Combo

I have a lot to do today. I am reposting this from my "Fire and Ice" Blog that I'm eventually going to dismantle and discard. I love this invention and thought some of you who don't know about my other blog might enjoy it, too!

I have a small collection of books for the home handyman. This particular set, "Do-It-Yourself Encyclopedia" was put out by Popular Mechanics in 1955. My ex-husband's Uncle Forest gave it to me when we were visiting in Ohio in 1977. There are lots of interesting things to make in these and good tips for fixing things around the house, many of them still valid.

I love this innovative invention. It would not be considered safe by today's standards, but car beds were popular for a long time. I even had one for my daughter, Keri. She was born during a time when seat belts were optional and many cars didn't have them at all. Car seats were simply a way to put the baby up where they could see out the windows and had very little to do with safety. It was a much simpler time back then.


Becky said...

LOL. I was just looking at this post again the other day. Fantastic.

Flashy Soup Can said...

It looks like a fertilizer dispenser you use on your lawn.

The Invisible Mo said...

LOL. It is one of my favorite things in those books. Maybe he should have added the fertilizing ability. Walk the baby and fertilize the lawn at the same time!

mental mosaic said...

I'm one of the folks who didn't know about your other blog!

I love stuff like this. It tells so much about the era its from.

It does look like it a lawn fertilizer!