Vintage Pram Fan

For Fans of Silver Cross and all Vintage Prams

  • Check out E Bay for vintage coachbuilt pram items

    I am often asked advice on how to restore a vintage pram,  and one of the problems associated with restoration is how to obtain parts to replace the old ones. I always recommend you look on E Bay as there are several sellers who specialise in supplying replacement parts for vintage coachbuilt prams, or indeed modern prams.  And it is not just parts you can find on there, in fact you can find all kinds of bargains associated with vintage[…]

  • Choosing a Courier for your Vintage Coachbuilt...

    When you buy or sell a vintage pram you need to make sure it arrives safely at its destination. I have heard some horror stories from prams being lost or stolen and of otheres being badly damaged in transit. Therefore it is of the utmost importance that when choosing a courier you choose one that is recommended and has been used by other pram buyers/sellers to deliver or collect a prized pram safely. If you can collect or deliver a[…]

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    Vintage Pram Fan Comments

    Each time a new post is added to the website subscribers are sent an e mail from the admin for this site. A reminder that if you want to add a comment on these posts then please go to the website and add your comment there. If you reply to the e mail I don’t always receive your comments and they can’t be added to the relevant post. Sometimes people comment on the website post asking for advice, it is[…]

Check out E Bay for vintage coachbuilt pram items

Posted by Lucy On August - 24 - 2016 0 Comment

I am often asked advice on how to restore a vintage pram,  and one of the problems associated with restoration is how to obtain parts to replace the old ones. I always recommend you look on E Bay as there are several sellers who specialise in supplying replacement parts for vintage coachbuilt prams, or indeed modern prams.  And it is not just parts you can find on there, in fact you can find all kinds of bargains associated with vintage[…]

Choosing a Courier for your Vintage Coachbuilt pram

Posted by Lucy On August - 16 - 2016 0 Comment

When you buy or sell a vintage pram you need to make sure it arrives safely at its destination. I have heard some horror stories from prams being lost or stolen and of otheres being badly damaged in transit. Therefore it is of the utmost importance that when choosing a courier you choose one that is recommended and has been used by other pram buyers/sellers to deliver or collect a prized pram safely. If you can collect or deliver a[…]

Vintage Pram Fan Comments

Posted by Lucy On August - 8 - 2016 0 Comment
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Each time a new post is added to the website subscribers are sent an e mail from the admin for this site. A reminder that if you want to add a comment on these posts then please go to the website and add your comment there. If you reply to the e mail I don’t always receive your comments and they can’t be added to the relevant post. Sometimes people comment on the website post asking for advice, it is[…]

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Pram of the Month for August belongs to a lady called Lyn. And I am posting this a day early because Lyn’s birthday is 31st July so hopefully it will be a nice surprise for her to see her pram as Pram of the Month. Happy Birthday Lyn! The pram is a Silver Cross Ambassador from the 1950’s and has been professionally restored by Pat of Perfect Prams ClassyCanopies (see her facebook page for more info). A while ago Lyn[…]

  I just had to share this with you, it is a comment from one of the Vintage Pram Fans:   I  wish someone would be daring enough to manufacture these prams AGAIN!! I mean the “BIG ONE’S”, you know, the 24″ wheeled beauties. I know they would sell.I can sell them with my eyes shut! Whilst wandering around the NurseryLand section at a Local John Lewis store last year, the lady in charge noticed me checking out the coach[…]

Coachbuilt pram helps mobility

Posted by Lucy On July - 19 - 2016 15 Comments
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A previous post mentioned how I had seen a coachbuilt pram on display in a residential care home for the elderly.  This is a similar story, as when I had occasion to pop into another care home,  in the entrance was a coachbuilt pram. This one was a grey Silver Cross, not one of the high coachbuilts, but one on a detachable chassis, a Malvern model I believe. I mentioned to a member of staff that I am interested in[…]

Interesting advice from the 1930’s

Posted by Lucy On July - 12 - 2016 1 Comment
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Looking through my files of pram information I came across this advice from the 1930’s about caring for your pram. I think the advice is still as sound today as it was at that time. If you want more tips on looking after your pram there is lots of advice in my book on pram restoration and also on the website. To find anything on the website go to the Search box at the top right hand side of the[…]

Making a pram

Posted by Lucy On July - 7 - 2016 0 Comment
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Have you ever wondered about the process which is carried out to make a coachbuilt pram? A few years ago I was allowed to visit the factory where Silver Cross Heritage range prams were made and it was truly fascinating. Piles of wheels were waiting to be fitted to the prams and lined up on the factory floor were lots of beautiful prams in various stages of production.     I was particularly interested in how the pram bodies are[…]

Pram of the Month July

Posted by Lucy On July - 1 - 2016 3 Comments
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Pram of the Month for July is to me a very special pram, or rather pushchair. This is because it is the same pushchair that I remember being in as a child and I would dearly love to find one the same.  A kind lady has sent me these photos which are shown here and has the pushchair in her own pram collection, but I feel there has to be another one out there somewhere. Perhaps you have one in[…]

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I received this lovely e mail from a gentleman who subscribes to my website and thought I would share it with you as it is interesting to hear his points of view on vintage prams: Although not a pram enthusiast like a woman would be I like things on wheels and since my wife likes prams I tend to get involved with cleaning and “servicing”. Also having worked in maintenance all my life renovation and making things look better is part and[…]