Post by QNPoohBear on Aug 31, 2007 20:05:20 GMT -5
The 2004 to current version looks kind of shiny and plasticy. The older wooden one is really great. It is the perfect size for her teddy bear or doll and the right height for her to push. The wheels really move and she can turn corners. The wheels are made from real metal and rubber and are just like real baby carriage wheels of that time. The only downside to this beautiful pram is that it is very fragile! Dropping it or knocking it off a shelf causes the wheels to break or worse. This is a great piece for display and light play. Grade: A
ETA: This pram does not belong to my Samantha, but I can forward questions about it to the original owner.
Last Edit: Feb 25, 2012 23:25:42 GMT -5 by QNPoohBear
Post by sheltiesweetie2007 on Apr 8, 2008 18:16:05 GMT -5
Overall Grade: A
I have the wooden version of the pram and have no complaints with it. (I haven't seen the current version in person and am not sure how they compare.) It is sturdy and would hold up to play. If you decide to display it on a shelf, be careful because it can easily roll off!
Samantha's bear fits perfectly on the seat of the pram and leaves enough room for Clara to come for a ride too.
The metal for the handle goes all the way down the back and underneath the pram. It seems very secure and doesn't wobble around.
The metal frame is attached to the pram with a wood block and screw.
The stripes are green and metallic gold. This pattern is on both sides of the pram.
This thing is very fragile. It did not survive my childhood. The spokes of the wheel detached (they seem plastic to me, my version was PM though) and then the wheel itself broke off I believe. But before that, it was a lot of fun to play with. I remember I had trouble keeping Clara posed in the pram while it was rolling around, though.
Post by Colonial Rose on Feb 25, 2012 20:38:50 GMT -5
This set is just the pram, I got mine secondhand. My pram is made of wood, painted red, with green and gold stripes around the sides and a box seat inside it. The bottom has a brass plate covering it and the brass framework for the handle and wheels is attached to that, the handle is red painted wood. The wheels are metal and mine are double spoked, unlike most of the prams I have seen, which is why when I got it I thought it was a copy and the board agreed with that, they are also set farther forward, making the pram appear shorter. A second very careful search of eBay turned up a few prams (some in original packaging) that are identical to mine so now I know it is authentic. My pram has some dings in the wood and the plastic tires are a bit flattened and misshapen, but it is a nice piece. The pram isn't very durable as it seems to be easily chipped and the tires don't last, but it will look great with my antique doll and her doll (Samantha's Clara). A
Here it is in use, you can kind of see part of a leather lining and seat cushion a previous owner made for it.
Everything will be all right in the end... if it's not all right then it's not yet the end. ~ The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Below are some comparison photos between an early 1990s pram and a late 1990s pram
Left is early 1990s, right is late 1990s. The early 90s pram is double spoked and a good pound or two heavier than the late 90s one. Also the position of the front wheel is different. The wheels on the earlier edition feel like they are made of actual steel, whereas the later edition is a gold-covered light-weight plastic. The older edition is slightly taller in height than the later edition
Under carriage placement is different as well as one having a brass covered plate and the other not.
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