Metal, wood, plastic and fabric
1143 mm (length); 510 mm (width); 864 mm (height)
Place of origin
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National Trust Museum of Childhood
A circa 1953 doll's pram made by 'Marmet' with blanket inside which is 1920s in style/design. The pram was given to the donor as a Christmas present in 1953, just before her 7th birthday on 31st December. The pram base is beige metal with an arch suspension mechanism on four wheels, the back set slightly larger than the front set. The handle bar is made of silver coloured metal with a wooden handle coated in white plastic. 'Marmet' is embossed into the plastic. The folding hood and pram cover are dark brown material with grey plastic lining. The folding mechanism and cover fastenings are made of sliver metal. Hanging on the handle bars is a brown material bag with cream plastic lining. Inside the pram, the three beige, plastic, padded cushions are removable and a sheet of wood can be removed to create a central foot well. In the pram, under the hood, are some brown leather straps to fasten around the doll and hold it in place. The bedding is original to the pram and comprises a pillow and quilt. The bedding is made of stuffed pink fabric with floral and swirling patterns. The quilt has diamond shaped stitching and, at three points where the stitching crosses, are blue ribbons tied in a bow. The edge is pleated. The pillow has a plain flat edge and one blue ribbon stitched in the corner. There is also a white flannelette blanket with a stitched edge and a utility mark stitched in one corner. The blanket has a hole in one corner.
Makers and roles
Marmet , maker