Even before organic baby foods and fleece-lined onesies, mothers everywhere could take comfort in knowing they were providing only the very best for their baby. Why keep a baby inside a stuffy London apartment, for example, when that baby would best be served by crisp, natural air?
So was the thinking behind the 1937 Baby Cage, a device distributed to all members of the Chelsea Baby Club in London who didn’t have direct access to a garden. Dangling your child over a busy London street in a thin, wiry cage is but a small price to pay for clean air, interaction with nature, and a stunning view of sunset, don't you think? And talk about supervision.
(More fascinating and quirky inventions at Life.com.)