In several of my fine art photographs for sale, you’ll find this classic old baby carriage. It’s a large baby buggy or maybe more properly called a pram or a stroller.
“….definitive luxury pram, still crafted by hand in Yorkshire using traditional methods. It’s unique design is British engineering at its best. The iconic design exudes quality and craftsmanship, from the polished chrome chassis to the hand stitched fabrics and the hallmark hand painted fine line detail. The gorgeous shape and detailing are matched by the famous Silver Cross ride, a wonderful bouncing glide created by the patented C-spring chassis…”
This is something you’d see in the movies with an Irish nanny pushing the pram through NYC’s Central Park or something.
New ones can still be purchased and sell for $2,500 or more. I picked up mine at the local church flea market for $0. It was in the “free” pile after it didn’t receive any bids in the charity auction.
Too big to fit in the car, my wife walked it back to the house where it sat in the basement for a while. It was in rough shape. The canopy was ripped, the wood was rotting. Eventually I had to move it outside into the elements because we tired of tripping over it.
Had it been in better shape perhaps I would have found someone to buy it from me for a store display or something but the thing was a beast. It is huge, heavy and takes up a lot of space. If you own one of these things, you really need a third bay in the garage to store it.
Had this tag sale fine been more manageable I think I would have done a series with it, driving it around in the car, popping it into landscapes here and there, but it was so heavy and awkward. It wouldn’t fit in the car and need two men and a small boy to wrangle it anywhere.
Eventually the wild animals had their fun with it and it ended up getting smashed up and fed to the bonfire.