Vintage Pram Fan

For Fans of Silver Cross and all Vintage Prams

Posted by Lucy On September - 17 - 2017

It is now several years since I started this website, primarily intended to help with restoration of coachbuilt prams, but as time has gone on it has evolved into a website with all kinds of information about prams.

If you are new to the site and wish to find out about a certain topic it might take a while to trawl through all the previous posts. Therefore, if you want to look for something specific go to the website www.vintagepramfan.com and at the top right hand side of the page there is a Search box. If you type in the topic you are looking for you will be redirected to relevant pages. 

I am also being asked if the book on Pram Restoration is available as a “proper” book instead of a Kindle download. I do have printed copies done sometimes and these are listed on E Bay when available.   The benefits of downloading the book from Amazon onto a Kindle device are that you are less likely to mislay the book, it won’t get dog-eared and nobody can borrow it from you, we all know how often books are borrowed but never returned.

If you want to buy the download version of the book there is a link on the right hand side of this page on the website and it is really very simple to set up an Amazon account if you don’t already have one.

Please bear in mind that the book is intended for beginners, there are lots of hints and tips to get you started on the initial restoration process but no illustrations or detailed instructions on how to make a new hood, for example.   

These are just a few of the topics covered in the booklet:

mould and mildew

faded fabric

how to determine the age of a pram

cleaning chrome

storing a pram

There is also some information about the different makes of vintage prams.

I am currently editing my latest book which will be available shortly, news of its release will appear on here when it is available.

In the meantime, if you have any questions please contact me via the website and I will try to help.

Categories: Silver Cross

7 Responses

  1. alison says:

    hello i have a friend with a old pram and she uses it but the canopy is raggid what can you do ? have you got to replace it ? all the best

    • Lucy says:

      It is easy to make a new cover, remove the old one from the frame and use it as a pattern to sew a replacement.

  2. Angela Daly says:

    Hello
    I recently brought a 1970s silver cross pram. How do I find out what type it is? I would love to buy parts for it.
    Thank you
    Angela

  3. Sue Mills says:

    I have a silver cross marmet 1970s pram which I would like to have cleaned up/restored for my daughters baby is there anyone in West Sussex that does this.Its been in the loft covered up.

  4. Stephen MOORE says:

    I have a vintage Silver Cross twins dolls pram in navy blue bearing the logo of Beard Bros Ltd, Cricklewood, Kenton, Watford. Does this age the pram to a particular period and if so perhaps indicate a value.
    Who may be interested in this item and where could it be best marketed?
    Photos can be provided if required.
    Many thanks in anticipation.

    • Lucy says:

      I have replied in an e mail to you Stephen, I am sure if you list the pram on E Bay it will sell, currently prices for this kind of pram from the fifties range from anything between £75 and £130 depending on condition.

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