Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
Actually, I completely screwed up with that last one. What I had thought of as a rumble seat is actually nothing of the kind. I was thinking of the armrest that folded down from the back seat of the car (which, as a child, I thought was an actual seat) Somehow I thought that was a rumble seat. My bad.
Yeah, I was beginning to wonder if you were like 90 years old or something.
In any case, rumble seats definitely wouldn't pass today's safety standards.
BTW, in America a rumble seat was sometimes humorously called a "mother-in-law seat."