Mahogany baby walker, England, 1855-1865

Made:
1855-1865 in England
maker:
Unknown

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Mahogany baby walker English, c. 1860. Full view, grey background.
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Mahogany baby walker English, c. 1860

Baby walkers like this wooden example are simple devices. They have a surprisingly long history. They help a baby walk by getting them used to an upright position. Walkers also occupy the baby and keep them relatively safe. The design is difficult to tip over. It runs on four castors. Similar baby walkers are available today.

Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Object Number:
1979-448
Materials:
brass, mahogany
type:
baby walker
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Thomas Kerr Antiques Ltd.

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