- Diaper Lover
Awww....thanks for thinking of me, skinnypuppy!:hug: Yep, this one looks like it could qualify for being an "antique" - at least 100 years old. I have one made similarly with pin striped wood body and the same oilcloth-like upholstery, that my wife and I bought at auction, which I've dated to about 1919. Ours has an iron underframe/suspension and stamped, pin striped, metal spokes on metal wheels with very thin, hard rubber tires. This one is all wood including the wheels and spokes, so I'm guessing it's at least a decade or two (maybe more) older than mine.is the first of two pictures of an old-time pram I saw in Warwick NY at an antique store.
I did not ask the price.
:laugh:Yeah, my mom probably strolled me in one like this...no, no wait...vague memories are returning. I believe mine was even older and had stone wheels, a wood chassis, and animal skin upholstery, now that you mention it. Think Flintstones!:biggrin:...That Pram is almost as old are you are, Pramrider!
Exactly what many people buy these for - they make great displays for your doll or plushie collection. They also can easily handle adult weight with their solid construction if you'd be inclined to try one out.Oooh dolly! :3
I found both those pics fascinating. Thanks! I had heard that during WW2, (although I only really learned about the UK history side of things) there were enclosed cots for babies too young for a gas mask. In the end, there was never a gas attack, so these were only ever used in air-raids as a precaution, not for absolute real. But since then, who knows?
Yes, Phil & Ted strollers are available in the US, but I've never seen any in actual use around where I live. Most I see are brands sold by stores like WalMart - no high end makes. :frown:
Star Child, here's a couple prams I bought in recent years brand new, one being a coach built Silver Cross:I love older prams to, i have never seen a pram like the one in the photo that skinnypuppy added, i prefer silver cross style coach built prams (i guess im a posh baby!) and i always imagine iof i had a pram it would be dark blue with cream trim