And this friday, I dedicate my post to a very funky looking rocker which was designed to suit an entire family. It is called the mammy rocker. I had it in my folder for a while, and when another one of these vintage furniture pieces came up on the local craigslist, I remembered the one in my folder and decided to make it this friday's feature.
These bench rockers were said to be very popular in the mid 1800's and until the late 1900's.
what's so special about this rocking bench?
A removable wooden spindle/plank shaped bar to rock a baby while you rock :-). This may be a common feature but I loved it and thought it was a design innovation born out of an ingenious necessity (still researching on the who and why?)
Fixing a bar/handle/plank makes it baby safe (at least looks like it)
Other super cool models...
Black painted wooden bench-style baby rocker with gilded painted floral design and safety enclosure.
This one is a miniature with a drop down spindles