….The style of the pram that they bought for their son. I remember seeing this lovely pale grey colour that they chose for their pram’s hood and apron and thinking how very smart indeed.
(I was also impressed by the all (body, hood and apron) in Olive green choice but as Chon was a Summer baby I decided to go with the paler colours.)
Many thanks, Joyce, for your kindness in forwarding them to me.
In my last entry Dr. Lawrence-Jones asked, ‘Did Fritz as a baby reside in a posh pram?’ I’m afraid that I don’t know the answer to that one as I didn’t own him in those early days… BUT Chon my daughter certainly did as you can see below… (and when she had eventually out grown it my eldest brother used the wheels to make his boys a go-cart.)
Here she is at three weeks old (you can just see the slight mound of her body) taking an outside nap in this beautiful coach built Osnath carriage. The Royal Family (as did my parents) always had the Osnath prams (hence Osnath had been awarded the Royal Seal of Approval.)
The main wood body and interior was in cream with two fine outlines, accentuating the outer body shape, in the coffee brown to match the hood (and apron not shown.) The latter were made from a newly designed waterproof material that resembled the finish like silk has, catching the light as it moved and the hood when up had a most beautiful line to it, unique to the Osnath carriages. The actual body was suspended by four leather straps to the base springs so that it almost glided along giving a very smooth ride. There was a panel inside that could be removed to allow the child as it grew, to sit up straight with it’s feet in the well as these prams were often used until the child was at least two or three. Her blankets and sheets were in in powder blue to enhance the colour of her eyes and the Summer canopy (have yet to locate the photo of this) which was in distingushed large overlapping checks incorporating the creams, browns and blues to compliment the pram’s colouring.