Patent Cure for a Cross Wife (2 pics)
It may look like a cross between a coffin and a cradle but it's not. It is a 'wife tamer' that was invented by an englishman Harry Tap in 1862. The idea was simple. If your wife henpecked you, you would get some of your friends round, draw back the lid, put your wife in and rock her gently until she was asleep. And then you go to a pub.