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    BABY CAGE, 1937 “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”

  • Spaces

    lol yeah i mean who has time for a kid? Wire baby cage Want your baby to go outside but don't have a patio or garden and don't want to be bothered to actually carry your child downstairs? One inventor thought you might want to stick the baby in a cage and stick the kid out the window. This wire baby cage was a 1930s invention and was distributed to members of the Chelsea Baby Club in London who have no gardens and live at the top of high buildings. Read more: www.nydailynews.c...

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