Over the years pram manufacturers have given various names to the different models of their prams, some have similar or same names as prams made by another company, but also it is not unusual for one manufacturer to give existing names to a new pram model. The Kensington by Silver Cross is just one example of this.
One of the current models of coachbuilt prams made by Silver Cross is called the Kensington. This is a lovely pram, with a boat shaped body on a detachable chassis, with a wavy coachline, as shown in this picture below.
(The baby’s face has been blanked out but you can still see how she is happily sitting up on a sunny day in her beautiful coachbuilt pram, bought by a very proud grandma – me!)
To confuse matters even more, this model used to be called The Windsor.
In the 1970s a different Silver Cross model was called The Kensington, this was a flat bottomed pram on a detachable chassis and the coachlines were complimented with a chrome strip.
However, if we delve further back into the prams made by Silver Cross we find yet another model named the Kensington, this one was from 1934.
Although all these prams have the same model name they are very different designs, the 1930s Kensington has a very deep body and small wheels compared with the others, but no doubt in its day it was a very fashionable pram and would certainly be much sought after today by collectors.