Vintage Pram Fan

For Fans of Silver Cross and all Vintage Prams

  • Prams and places – Chelsea

    Continuing with the theme of prams named after places, this  features a drop-end or droptoe model. This pram is from the fifties and is the Silver Cross Chelsea model, advertised as being a compact pram which takes up a small amount of space yet with a generous bed size. There is a concealed foot extension, an adjustable backrest and the pram is suitable for babies of all ages. The hood and apron are advertised as being in fadeless fabric with[...]

  • Prams and Places – Harewood

    Continuing with the theme of prams named after places, this week’s pram is the Harewood, a model produced in 1936 but a more modern model was again produced in the sixties Harewood is a village near Leeds, Harewood House being the stately home of the Earl of Harewood, cousin of our present Queen. This summer Harewood House was the venue for the start of the Tour de France and regularly holds other events. A few years ago a group of[...]

  • Prams and places – Ilkley

      Silver Cross named some of their prams after places, often places in Yorkshire where the Silver Cross factory was based. In future posts I will be featuring other prams named after places, these include York, Selby, Beverley and many others. How nice it must have been if you lived in one of these places to be able to have a pram named after your hometown.   The pram featured left is the Ilkley model, from 1936, but years later[...]

Prams and places – Chelsea

Posted by Lucy On November - 20 - 2014 0 Comment

Continuing with the theme of prams named after places, this  features a drop-end or droptoe model. This pram is from the fifties and is the Silver Cross Chelsea model, advertised as being a compact pram which takes up a small amount of space yet with a generous bed size. There is a concealed foot extension, an adjustable backrest and the pram is suitable for babies of all ages. The hood and apron are advertised as being in fadeless fabric with[...]

Prams and Places – Harewood

Posted by Lucy On November - 14 - 2014 0 Comment

Continuing with the theme of prams named after places, this week’s pram is the Harewood, a model produced in 1936 but a more modern model was again produced in the sixties Harewood is a village near Leeds, Harewood House being the stately home of the Earl of Harewood, cousin of our present Queen. This summer Harewood House was the venue for the start of the Tour de France and regularly holds other events. A few years ago a group of[...]

Prams and places – Ilkley

Posted by Lucy On November - 7 - 2014 3 Comments

  Silver Cross named some of their prams after places, often places in Yorkshire where the Silver Cross factory was based. In future posts I will be featuring other prams named after places, these include York, Selby, Beverley and many others. How nice it must have been if you lived in one of these places to be able to have a pram named after your hometown.   The pram featured left is the Ilkley model, from 1936, but years later[...]

November Pram of the Month – Winston

Posted by Lucy On November - 1 - 2014 2 Comments

Pram of the month for November is The Winston, made by Silver Cross in honour of that famous gentleman, Sir Winston Churchill. This is a beautiful pram, the design on the side represents a wave, I saw one of these at the Wedgwood pram day last year, owned by a very nice couple who take a great pride in all their prams. The picture below is taken from the brochure of the time this pram was produced and gives detailed[...]

Pram interior

Posted by Lucy On October - 21 - 2014 0 Comment

In last week’s post I wrote about replacing the interior bed of a pram. I found this literature amongst my files of pram information, dated from the 1930′s it explains how the Silver Cross pram factory took great pride in upholstering their prams under hygienic conditions, describing how the finishing room is dust free. The company say they use only the finest materials in all their upholstery, standards which still apply today for professionally restored prams. Look at the picture[...]

refurbishing a pram

Posted by Lucy On October - 14 - 2014 0 Comment

When refurbishing an old pram it is vitally important to ensure it is safe for a baby if that is what it will be used for and not just for display. Prams that have been stored for years can accumulate lots of grime, mould and even insects which may be lurking underneath the interior bed. Some of the prams from the fifties and earlier were padded with horsehair, this will definitely need replacing if the pram is to be used[...]

Vintage prams are experiencing a surge in popularity as more and more modern parents want to keep up with the latest trends for all things vintage. But what do you look for in purchasing a vintage pram which is to be used for a baby? First of all have a look around this site and at prams for sale or that have been sold on E Bay to find out about the different models, look in pram brochures from Silver[...]

Pram of the Month – October

Posted by Lucy On October - 1 - 2014 2 Comments

This month’s Pram of the Month is somewhat unusual, in that it is made entirely out of confectionery! I spotted this whilst visiting Ostend this summer and thought you might be interested in seeing how sweets, lollipops and marshmallows have been arranged to make this pram for the shop window display. This idea could be adapted for a Baby Shower or a child’s Baptism too, or even a birthday party. The display was really eye catching and they even had[...]

(Photo courtesy of Andyart http://theurbanglowlive.blogspot.com) This post has appeared at this time of year before, but once again I have been asked how to store their prams for the winter so I am repeating this advice for those new to the site and as a refresher for the rest of vintage pram fans. Before storing the pram, give it a good clean and get rid of any dirt on the tyres, polish the bodywork and chrome and brush the hood[...]

Answers to Quiz

Posted by Lucy On September - 15 - 2014 0 Comment

QUESTIONS – how many did you get right? 1  What year did Wedgwood make the Jasperware plaques for the Wilson Antibes pram body?  1959 2  What colours were the plaques?  Blue, green and lilac. 3  What year did Wilson launch the Silver Shadow?  1967 4   What was the name of the pram manufacturer in Warrington? Osnath     5.  Who made Ballerina prams? Lines Brothers/Pedigree 6   What was the make of pram that Lady Diana Spencer was photographed in[...]