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RetroRewind – 1953: The Baby Cage

Baby Sallie Morris and her older brother Paul seated in a baby cage protruding from their family’s apartment window, suspended over the bustling street below.

Emma Read of Spokane, Washington, filed the first patent for a baby cage back in 1922. By the 1930s, these contraptions were quite popular among apartment residents in London who lacked backyard space. However, their appeal started diminishing in the 1950s, possibly due to escalating worries regarding child safety during the latter half of the 20th century.

April 20, 1953 release date, black & white, 1 minute, 6 seconds in length. British Pathé video.

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