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An exhibition at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm, 2012 – 2018

the pram and pushchair

The pram and pushchair

Ingress för att beskriva innovationen

the pram and puschair

A father and a child are taking a break during their walk with a pram. Modern prams and pushchairs often reflect parents’ lifestyles. Photo: Ellinor Algin.

the pram and pushchair

This hand-coloured photo shows a part of a pram manufactured around the turn of the 20th century. Foto: Anna Gerdén.

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The pram and pushchair

The first prams were not used for getting to the kindergarten. They were outdoor beds for sick children who could not go out and play. In 1733, an English duke wanted to amuse his healthy child and asked a landscape gardener to make a baby carriage pulled by a pony. Prams similar to the ones today have been made since the 1850s.

Early prams were wicker baskets. In the 1950s higher prams arrived with chrome tubing. The folding buggy was invented by aeronautical engineer Owen Maclaren in 1965.

In recent years the pram and pushchair market has exploded. In Sweden alone, more than 100 models are sold. There are jogging prams, city prams, duo prams, combi prams and recyclable prams, in new colours and with new features every year.

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