Shelter in Place: WWII Bunker Kits

Here’s an interesting article about the design of the “Morrison Shelter,” an affordable home kit that could turn into a protective place to sleep during WWII. During a time when the only protective locations were basements of communal spaces that could be difficult to access, this kit allowed people to sleep with more safety in their own homes––and it doubled as a coffee table during the day. Even though the current usage of “shelter in place” doesn’t require a kit like this, I thought it was interesting to learn more about the term in its original context.

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