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10 Pieces of Playground Equipment that Nearly Killed Your Grandparents

10 Pieces of Playground Equipment that Nearly Killed Your Grandparents

Archive.org // Public Domain“A mechanical greased pig” is how Hill Standard’s Barrel-of-Fun was described in 1922. archive.org // Public DomainEverwear puzzlingly touted this gem as the “Seven League Boot” of the 1930s playground. archive.org // Public DomainBefore metal merry-go-rounds was Everwear's wooden model, a “portable,” 1500-pound oak monster that all but guaranteed wicked splinters. archive.org // Public DomainLawyers and regulators have all but killed the traditional Jungle Gym, a piece of playground equipment that was tall and unforgiving of mistakes. Poised Safety SwingThe safety swing took jumping into a lake to the next level.

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