September 30, 2009

LIFE Photo Gallery: 30 Dumb Inventions.

Sometimes "dumb" actually means "terrifying."

Baby Cage, 1937

A nanny supervising a baby suspended in a wire cage attached to the outside of a high tenement block window. The cages were distributed to members of the Chelsea Baby Club in London who have no gardens, or qualms about putting a child in a box dangling over a busy street.

Photo: Reg Speller/Getty Images
Jun 23, 1937

30 Dumb Inventions - Photo Gallery, 30 Pictures - LIFE

(via our ol' chum, Tim)


ronnie said...

This baby cage is a great idea. Great, but stupid. ^_^

Emily said...

This is great idea!