Object of the month – May 2024

Victorian baby carriage made by Simmons & Co of London in the late 1800s

A Victorian coach built pram with metal chassis secured with leather straps and padded leather upholstery and hood. This particular model was known as the European.

It was discovered in a barn at Manor Farm, Long Crendon, and was in a very poor state. Volunteers at Thame Museum restored it and kept a photographic record of their work

Simmons & Co moved into premises in Tanner Street, London in 1888, where they made prams and carts. The company had a good reputation but they failed to keep up with other manufacturers and finally closed in 1959.

Poster of the time

The Pram can be found in the Main Gallery

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