Infant Safety Carrier, 1973

Summary

Child seats are as old as automobiles, though for many years they were more about keeping the child out of mom's and dad's way than protecting her in an accident. General Motors' rear-facing "Infant Love Seat," introduced in 1969, became the model for all future infant car seats and helped inspire states to pass safety seat laws starting in 1978.

Child seats are as old as automobiles, though for many years they were more about keeping the child out of mom's and dad's way than protecting her in an accident. General Motors' rear-facing "Infant Love Seat," introduced in 1969, became the model for all future infant car seats and helped inspire states to pass safety seat laws starting in 1978.

Artifact

Child safety seat

Date Made

1973

Creators

General Motors Corporation. Fisher Body Division 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Detroit 

Creator Notes

Manufactured by the Fisher Body Division of General Motors Corporation, Detroit, Michigan

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2012.75.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the McDonald / Ashley Family.

Material

Plastic (Organic material)
Nylon
Metal

Color

Ivory (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 18.25 in

Width: 15.25 in

Length: 21 in

Inscriptions

On paper label: GENERAL / MOTORS / INFANT / SAFETY / CARRIER / [...] / MANUFACTURED BY FISHER BODY DIVISION / GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION

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