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Advert for WJ Harris & Co, manufacturers

Advert for WJ Harris & Co, manufacturers

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Evan.6031

Item number: 6031

Genre: Leaflet

Among the items featured on this advert for Harris & Co are the Bassinette and Victoria prams. The first baby carriage was made for the children of the Duke of Devonshire in 1730. This was a beautifully crafted carriage designed to be pulled by a dog or a small horse. It had elaborate exterior carvings and two lamps at the front. By the 1840s the carriages were more affordable, and less ostentatious, but they were still pulled rather than pushed - usually by the family nanny. In 1853, Charles Burton invented a collapsible carriage that was pushed from behind making it easier to control.

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