Child’s Mid-Century Bouncin’ – Rockin’ Shoofly “Teeter Totter”

teeter totter

Baby in rocker

We discovered this mid-century modern “shoofly teeter totter” wood baby rocker at an outdoor antiques show in Kentucky on one of our scouting trips in the mid 80s. There were no children in our household, but we could not resist the design or the beauty of the honey toned natural oak toy made by the Delphos Bending Company, Delphos, Ohio. The springs provide a gentle bouncin’, rockin’ action for a small child. It is in excellent vintage condition for both finish and function. It is as satisfying visually for parents with an eye for great design as it is fun for their children. As we pare down our collection or art and design focused objects, it was discovered that someone in my circle was willing to share a photo of herself in a “shoofly teeter totter.” Her parents were clearly focused on their beautiful little girl rather than the vehicle for her delight. So endearing, we had to share the image, thank you, autena.