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    What would you do with a 100-year old baby carriage?

    I used to e-scrap but don't do it much these days. However, once you've been bitten by the scrapping bug, you cannot be cured.

    So from time to time I come across things that people throw away that are just too cool to be scrapped or thrown away. Problem is, it's sometimes hard to figure out what to do with them.

    Case in point: someone in our neighborhood decided to part with a baby carriage. Told me it has been in their family for the last 100 years or so. The thing that most impressed me about it besides the fact that it's practically 100% functional is that it looks very ELEGANT!

    So now it's sitting in the middle of our living room. My wife loves it and does not want to throw it away but we can't figure out what we should do with it. Yes, we can try selling it to an antique store or put it on ebay/craigslist but this would be too... boring, I guess.

    So, ladies and gentlemen of the Scrap Metal Forum, I am appealing to your creative/artistic side: what would you do with a 100-year old baby carriage? Any ideas, no matter how crazy, will be much appreciated!

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    Hella Antique Find! Craigslist or consignment for certain!
    I'm so into scrapping.. When my Steel Toe Boots Wear out, I cut the Steel out of them and recycle the Toe!

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    Have a baby

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJinLV View Post
    Have a baby
    Definitely original given my age

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    Donate to charity auction/ resale shop and take the tax right off.

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    Most likely a Wakefield, Rattan, or FA Whitney baby carriage that has had the top replaced.
    Manufactured sometime in 1880's to 1890's .

    It's very difficult to identify a pram using just the suspension and wheels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RLS0812 View Post
    Most likely a Wakefield, Rattan, or FA Whitney baby carriage that has had the top replaced.
    Manufactured sometime in 1880's to 1890's .

    It's very difficult to identify a pram using just the suspension and wheels.
    It says "The Heywood" on the bottom of the seat. Could not find any other marks. Came with not one but two folding umbrellas of different sizes. Not sure if it has all the pieces although I could not see signs of anything clearly missing.

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    Heywood Brothers 'American Victorian stick and ball baby carriage'
    These things are apparently quite rare. ( I can not find a single example with a parasol )
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    Quote Originally Posted by RLS0812 View Post
    Heywood Brothers 'American Victorian stick and ball baby carriage'
    These things are apparently quite rare. ( I can not find a single example with a parasol )
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    Interesting! Thanks for the photos. So the one in the 2nd photo looks very similar to mine. I am wondering if mine is a newer or a more "luxury" version: it has the parasol attachment and the wheels are metal+rubber.

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    My sister would love to have that. (She collects them) What are you asking for it + Shipping across the country?
    Money is not the root of all evil, the love of money is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjost View Post
    My sister would love to have that. (She collects them) What are you asking for it + Shipping across the country?
    PM'd you just now


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