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Why can't I find a 1950's childs car seat ?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Wayne mcMichael, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. ems customer service
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 2,541

    ems customer service

    i had one too! funny thing i am cleaning out mom's house ( she passed last year) i am sure i came across it, but now i cant remember where it is now
  2. Rocky Famoso
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,016

    Rocky Famoso

    the H.A.M.B. powered by Google search engine...:D
  3. low50coupe
    Joined: Dec 11, 2006
    Posts: 19


    If your still looking there are two on ebay if you search 1950 chevy.
  4. Stroker McGurk
    Joined: Feb 17, 2012
    Posts: 292

    Stroker McGurk
    from Canada

    My car safety seat was that little area by the back window of my old mans VW bug.
  5. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 40,954


    In the '70s child seats were actually child carriers. They had a little handle that you could flip over the back and stand it up or you could flip ot over and carry it like one of those litt w baskets you use in the gorcery store.

    There was a such a thing as a child seat that hung over the back of the seat, some of them had a little steering wheel like the seat for maggie in the simpson's. But I haven't seen one since I was very young and it was in a second hand store. They were mostly Japenese and not built very well. Doubtfull that one would still exist.
  6. S.F.
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,888


    .....And I thought you were just quoting me because of my witty comment
  7. Post a pic of the roadster. I am sure the hamb will come up with all kinds of ideas on how to stage the photo shoot. My thought would be that in 1924 G.G.grandson would be sitting on G.G.gramma's lap.(I hope she is still around and doing well)
  8. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,355

    from BC

    If this was the early sixties, and you were in greater Vancouver, that was probably me...
  9. 61TBird
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  10. Kripfink
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    Member Emeritus

  11. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 10,954

    from South Indy

    Wayne, Ive' seen them at antique shops before. Saw one that had wooden balls to slide back and forth and a steering wheel. Got to be a few out there somewhere.
  12. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 40,954


    Hey Stephen do those stripes wrap around, I'd like to see them from another angle. :D:D

    Sorry I just couldn't resist.
  13. Mojo
    Joined: Jul 23, 2002
    Posts: 1,833


    I think they should have been called "child ejection seats". What industral designer thought that sitting a kid up high, unfastened, and in line with the windshield was a good idea?

    Engineer: "Don't worry, the little ones just bounce. Soft bones you know..."
  14. Algon
    Joined: Mar 12, 2007
    Posts: 1,214


    O/T but this reminds me of a promotion at a local store as a kid. What ever you bought that day would be filled with popcorn on the spot. Although I don't remember anything else we bought that day we did get a new trash can which was then bagged and filled completely with stale popcorn before the old man could say no... Riding in the back of mom's wagon running down the highway we rolled down the back window stretching the bag across and let the vaccuum pull the bag empty. No one was hurt but the traffic behind use cleared up a bit for a few miles.:D
  15. Yes some have wooden balls or colored beads and some have small steering wheels and some have both. The one that was in our family had the little steering wheel. As I said before I want to show 5 generations in a 24 Roadster with great grandpa driving and smallest one beside him. That will make a 2 year old, 24 yr old, 45 year old, 71 year old and 92 year old all in the same photo.
    Thanks everyone for your help !
  16. Engine man
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,477

    Engine man
    from Wisconsin

    This is the one I remember they had for my little brother in our 55 Chev right down to the plaid seat and wooden beads. The little bastard was always a hellion and they should have left him by the side of the road. It would have saved them lots of headaches and heartaches later.
  17. jerseymike
    Joined: Sep 25, 2008
    Posts: 680


    didn't sam barris put one of these seats in the '55 chevy convertible custom he built for his wife?
  18. Torkwrench
    Joined: Jan 28, 2005
    Posts: 2,334


    I have one from the late 1940's. My dad made a wooden box for my oldest brother to sit on and covered it with vinyl and padding. It even has a short vinyl flap to put your feet on, thus keeping the seat clean.

    Six kids used it for over 20 years, without a scratch on anyone, but I'd probably get pulled over if it was used today.
  19. go-twichy
    Joined: Jul 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,652


    how indeed! so excuse us if we did'ent leave the planet in prestine shape. we were busy opening the garage by hand and getting up to change the t.v.!
  20. Yep! ... except his wife's custom was actually a '54 Ford vert with '55 Chevy headlight brows ...


    ... for more pics & info, see Ryan's "Sam's Safe Car" TJJ Blog & the resultant discussion thread.
  21. S.F.
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,888


    actually, they do wrap around too a pattern all the way up her back.
  22. Damn!
  23. Rocky Famoso
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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    Rocky Famoso

    pictures please.
  24. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,016


    Yes we must see pics.
  25. falconsprint63
    Joined: May 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,348

    from Mayberry

    not so. "safety" was questionable, but they were there. I picked one up from an estate collection for the museum I run before christmas. still in the original box from the mid 50's. basically a pretty painted wooden box. I'll try and grab some pics this week for reference.

    they're there, but I'm guessing few and far between.

  26. huskersnb2
    Joined: Jan 7, 2012
    Posts: 35

    from nebraska

    hello wayne i aint got a picture of mine but i got a very old child seat i got from a salvage yard cars have been there many years and yes i found it in a 56 belair hardtop ill have to get a picture and post it to see if anyone know its age
  27. S.F.
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,888


    lol jeff! im tellin! haha. mods made me change it...Im not complaining, I was pushing it alittle. :D
  28. Post #28 kills me! Dat's some funny!
  29. 39 Ford
    Joined: Jan 22, 2006
    Posts: 1,558

    39 Ford

    I can remember being about 2 or so and being assigned the package tray in a 31 Buick coupe. Life was different then and not always better.

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