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The Virtual Pram Museum's Stroller Gallery

Strollers circa 1980

Gerry K-Tech (USA)

Photo of Gerry K-Tech as a stroller.    Photo of Gerry K-Tech as a carriage.

Gerry proved to be a bit more adventuresome than most US baby goods makers, and this stroller was a good example of Gerry's creative thinking. The stroller seat converted instantly into a carriage (and vice versa) using only a couple of nylon buckles. The hood worked with either carriage or stroller, and the wide, stable basket was genuinely useful.

Photo of folded Gerry K-Tech stroller.Though this might seem like the perfect lightweight, easy-to-use baby-to-toddler stroller, the usual concessions were made in the frame and wheels -- durability was not this stroller's strong suit, though it wasn't any worse than any others in its price range. Portability would have been enhanced if the handle had been adjustable, as is obvious in the photo above.

Gerry's engineers may have seen BebeConfort 'Classics' strollers, from France. BebeConfort makes high-end, clever stroller/prams which convert just as easily as the K-Tech did, but with strong frames and wheels.

Evenflo bought Gerry in 1997, instituted a massive layoff of Gerry employees, and, in keeping with traditional US baby goods marketing tactics, promptly discontinued the innovative aspects of Gerry product development. In the ensuing years, Evenflo has continued to lead the way in copycat marketing -- not that Cosco, Graco, etc. are far behind.


  • grey fabric body with blue stripe and blue/multi print interior
  • aluminum frame
  • black tires
  • front swivel wheels
  • grey plastic tray spanning axles
  • full hood
  • adjusts from stroller to carriage without accessory pieces using nylon buckles
  • flat fold

Emmaljunga (Sweden)

Photo of Emmaljunga stroller.

This particular Emmaljunga model is a lighter and less expensive version than most seen in the USA. The fabric seat and hood are not waterproof or insulated, making this stroller most useful in a warmer climate. The seat and cushion are removable and wash easily in a machine; the stroller frame is strong, maneuverable and sturdy, with that wonderfully functional wire basket going from axle to axle. The seat lifts out and can be reversed, so that the child rides facing forward or back.

Photo of Emmaljunga with passenger facing back.   Photo of Emmaljunga with passenger facing forward.

The tires themselves are apparently cheap urethane -- ours disintegrated into powder in the living room one evening as we watched from across the room. This is not really what one expects-- or wants -- from an expensive and otherwise well-made stroller. We haven't seen this problem in newer Emmaljungas, and we are waiting to hear what Emmaljunga has to say about the problem.


  • lovett fabric body
  • lovett interior
  • chrome frame
  • white urethane tires
  • wire-spoked wheels
  • white plastic hub caps
  • full fabric hood with draft shield
  • metal basket spanning axles
  • chrome grab bar
  • seat can be positioned facing handle or away
Photo of Emmaljunga with full hood up.


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