"Child Love Seat" Safety Seat, 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' "Child Love Seat," introduced in 1967, became a model for future child 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' "Child Love Seat," introduced in 1967, became a model for future child car seats and helped inspire states to pass safety seat laws starting in 1978.

Artifact

Child safety seat

Date Made

1973

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2012.75.2

Credit

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

Material

Plastic (Organic material)
Vinyl
Nylon
Metal

Color

Ivory (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 24.5 in

Width: 13 in

Length: 14 in

Inscriptions

Label on front: CHILD / LOVE / SEAT / GM Label on back: GENERAL MOTORS CHILD SAFETY SEAT / [...] / GENERAL MOTORS CORP., DETROIT, MICH. 48202 / JUN 1973

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