The Virtual Pram Museum's Carriage Gallery
Carriages circa 1920-1940
Travel-E-Zee (1920s) (USA)
This carriage is a very early mobile model, perhaps one of the first designed to be transported in a family sedan. Even though it is a full-sized buggy, its compact size when folded would also have made it easy to store. The body swings easily on the frame -- easily enough to be dangerous, which the last user had noticed: One end of the handle had been sensibly wired to restrict the arc.
Other interesting features of this buggy include a fabric panel which can be adjusted so that the baby can sit up comfortably, and a large and deep "secret" compartment under the bed.
- canvas body
- black painted steel frame
- wood handle
- deep bed with hidden compartment
- color was originally burgundy
- swings from side to side
- frame folds flat
- compact metal wheels
- black rubber tires
Stroll-O-Chair (1940s) (USA)
An early version of the Babyhood on the Combinations page, this bulky but appealing carriage shares some of the same features, and probably was also sold with a variety of accessories. The carriage body could be removed for use as a separate bed, or as a basinet on its own stand. These tank-like carriages were strong and sturdy, but not lightweight or particularly easy to store -- kind of the Cadillac of the post-war era.
- deep body, blue vinyl
- silver metal frame with full suspension
- wire-spoked wheels
- body removes, reverses
- full hood with sunshade
- handle folds and wheels detach
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