Look! Snake-Proof Baby Crib

Look! Snake-Proof Baby Crib

Carrie McBride
Oct 16, 2008

So, you think modern parents are overprotective? Check out this "snake-proof" baby crib from the early 1900s.

The patented crib was made in Columbus, Ohio and we've been fascinated wondering if this was an anomaly a hundred years ago or if snakes in cribs was a common problem. While certainly not the most inviting crib we've ever seen, the makers took care to include useful features like wheels, springs for a mattress, a top that folds down and a leather handle for moving.

The crib was sold on Ebay for around $200 to a seller named, appropriately enough, "snakemuseum." See more photos here.

(Via: Make)

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