Isn’t this an amazing sculpture of a mother with a baby in a pushchair -
Title – Pablo Picasso – Woman with Baby Carriage, 1950
On show at Smithsonian Hirschhorn Art Gallery Washington DC
I thought it would be a different picture to illustrate one of the posts on here, which is about useful contacts.
I am often asked where to obtain spare parts for Silver Cross prams, or other vintage prams, so here is a list of useful websites which may be helpful to anyone restoring a pram.
www.heritageprams.co.uk – this is part of the Silver Cross company, based in West Yorkshire, where the Silver Cross Heritage range of coachbuilt prams are made. If you want a complete refurbishment of an old pram they will do this for you, or if you need parts for a pram they also supply these, for both the 40″ and 36″ models.You can buy replacement hoods, apron, hood arms, apron fasteners, etc from here, full details are on their website.
www.ouderwetse-kinderwagens.nl – when you look on this website, click on the British flag and you will be directed to the English language page. This is the site of Rudi Mors, a well respected pram restorer based in The Netherlands. Rudi also supplies new tyres and other accessories and is very helpful if you e mail with your queries.
www.namrick.co.uk - this a supplier of nuts and bolts and other items, and they have the “lift the dot” type of apron fasteners on their website as well, very competitive prices.
www.freecycle.org – a national network of groups who offer everything free of charge (for non commercial use), a good way of recycling unwanted items and passing them on to someone who has a use for them.You can also post a wanted ad on their website too.
www.ebay.co.uk – look on here for pram hooding material, leather straps and hood lining material. Also check for prams for sale.
www.dunelm-mill.com – they sell all kinds of fabric and sewing materials, as well as cotton backed pvc which is useful for relining hoods and aprons.
http://www.abakhan.co.uk/ this company sells everything you could possible need for sewing pram sets etc, they stock fabric, trimmings, lace, etc and do a mail order service if you can’t get to one of their stores.
www.babybirds.co.uk – this company offers a mail order service for Silver Cross prams, ranging from the prams to accessories.
www.halfords.com – for all your paints, primers, chrome cleaners and polishes.
www.woodworm-info.co.uk – if you have a pram with a wooden body it is important to check this is not infested with woodworm. This website sells the Boron range of products for dealing with woodworm.
www.silvercrossparts.com – this is the website of The Fixery in USA who sell parts for Silver Cross prams.
www.pramdoctor.com.au – this is based in Australia and may be able to help with restoring your coachbuilt pram.
If you know of other useful websites please share them with us by leaving a comment below.