The device herewith represented is intended to aid infants learning to walk, to prevent them from getting into danger and receiving hurts, and to relieve the mother, nurse, or attendant, from constant care and anxiety. Around the infants body is secured a cushioned ring made to open on a hinge and properly fastened. It may have straps, if necessary, passing under the childs thighs for support. It is connected to a lower circle, or ring, of metal by four ornamental bars having adjustable screws at the top to regulate the hight and adapt it to the occupant. The base or lower circle is of such a diameter that it will not pass through an ordinary doorway, and will prevent the child from coming in contact with chairs, tables, stoves, etc., by which it may receive injury. The base is supported on easily-working casters that allow the contrivance to turn or move in any direction over the floor, as the child may incline its body or direct its feet. Its great diameter precludes the possibility of overturning. A little shelf may be affixed to the supporting ring, on which articles of food, or toys, may be placed for the amusement of the infantile occupant. Patented through the Scientific American Patent Agency, June IS, 1866, by P. Pallissard, who may be addressed at Kankakee City, 111.
This article was originally published with the title "Pallissard's Walking Support for Infants"