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GM Infant Love Seat.... Loops?
« on: January 30, 2014, 11:19:42 AM »
A good question was brought up the other day:

"What's the deal with some of the Love Seats having 'loops,' and some not?"



I had always just chalked it up to the loops being part of an earlier version of the seat, but didn't really have any evidence to support the claim.  After dredging for an hour to two, I had an answer...  According to sales materials dated to 1973 that I sourced from car-seat.org, early GM branded appear to include the loops... while the "more common" (HA!) later seats appear to have abandoned the design in favor of "slits for the seatbelt to pass through.  I have yet to find a picture specifically of a Century seat, but I could only assume that the design and later changes were mirrored since Century made the seats for GM.



Here's the text from the advertisement:

"Announcing GM’s new Love Seats for those you want to protect.

General Motors has developed two new seats especially for the small fry. We call them Love
Seats, and they’re designed to be used in conjunction with your car’s seat belts.
For children who weigh less than 40 pounds, and who are less than 40 inches tall, there’s the Child Love
Seat. It’s made to protect the child while giving him freedom of movement for his arms and legs.
There’s the Infant Love Seat for babies under 20 pounds. It has adjustable shoulder straps that gently
support the infant within the protective contours. The inclined surface provides added support for the head
and the back. And the “facing-the-rear” position gives an added measure of protection.
GM Love Seats are easy to use. They’re made of lightweight, high-impact polypropylene padded with
urethane foam. They’re portable and can be conveniently stored in the trunk. But most important, they’re
the result of years of testing by General Motors safety engineers. If there are children you want to protect,
you can buy a Love Seat through your local Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Buick, Cadillac or GMC Truck
dealer; or just fill out the coupon below.

Besides getting a GM Love Seat, you’ll be getting peace of mind.

Infant Love Seat: $13.10
For use in most 1968 through 1973 passenger vehicles and light trucks in the United States.

GM Child Love Seat: $29.95
Child seats recommended for use in 1968 through 1973 passenger cars built in USA and equipped with
rear seats. (Except vehicles with truck chassis.)"

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Re: GM Infant Love Seat.... Loops?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2014, 11:51:20 AM »
Gypsy could swallow an infant whole.

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Re: GM Infant Love Seat.... Loops?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2014, 05:51:05 PM »
$30 of 1973 dollars would be worth: $157.63 in 2013

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Re: GM Infant Love Seat.... Loops?
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2014, 05:15:54 AM »
Oh my stars, that bucket is terrifying! Look at her legs!

And the worst is they seem to have it buckled in backwards in the front seat advertised as for safety... pretty sure it's the opposite of that now! Gotta love the history of our bot's bodies!

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Re: GM Infant Love Seat.... Loops?
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2014, 03:10:26 PM »
Yeah, they didn't seem to have the safety stuff down back in '73. 

I was born in '76, and to my knowledge, I never sat in a car seat.

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Re: GM Infant Love Seat.... Loops?
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2014, 03:33:51 PM »
My dad's 57 buick didn'y have seat belts.

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Re: GM Infant Love Seat.... Loops?
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2014, 02:53:03 PM »
I've got all of the parts. Now I need it to be over 60 degrees so I can use the spray paint.

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Re: GM Infant Love Seat.... Loops?
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2014, 12:05:35 PM »
I think it looks better without a loop
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Re: GM Infant Love Seat.... Loops?
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2014, 02:23:46 PM »
Whats the big difference between Gm & Century Besides their different companies ???
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Re: GM Infant Love Seat.... Loops?
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2014, 10:51:32 PM »
Century made the seats for GM to bundle with cars.... so... all GM seats are Century, but not all Century seats are GM ;)

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Re: GM Infant Love Seat.... Loops?
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2015, 08:48:30 PM »
Gypsy could swallow an infant whole.

Evil Bob That reminds me, that if I build Gypsy,I need to keep her far away from my 10 month old niece.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2015, 08:50:01 PM by 1984gojifan »
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