A visitor writes:
I have searched high and low to find information on the pram stroller , carriage bassinet i have. So far all information seems to be about silver cross prams…. i dont think thats what i have, mine says Kinderwagen KÜT on the front, and under that says frank-(something) that part is a little rubbed out. it has a braided textured side to it…and leather straps. I would love to know where it was made, the year it was maybe made, and its value… thanks in advance for any info. i’ve attached two photos of the parts.
This beauty is a combination stroller/carriage. Here’s the pram body on the chassis:
And here is the stroller (or pushchair) seat mounted on the chassis:
The “Kinderwagen KÜT” threw me off a bit; I didn’t recognize that as a European manufacturer, so I checked with my very knowledgeable European connection, who is an expert in 1960s/1970s/1980s European prams, and learned that “Kinderwagen KÜT” is likely the name of the store or dealer, rather than the manufacturer. The manufacturer? Best guess is Frankonia.
This wonderful combo probably dates to around 1965. As to the issue of value: These, as charming as they are, can be difficult to sell, for all the reasons noted in my previous posts on the subject. (See “further information” links below.)
They are large, expensive to ship, difficult to store, and not necessarily to USA taste. This seat, of a type beloved to your Curator, is spare in a way typical of pushchairs of the era, but not in a style generally liked in this country.
In the USA, vintage Silver Cross and Perego prams are the ones most likely to sell, and even they usually go for well under $200.00, if they sell at all.
As ever, though, the only way to determine the value is to attempt to sell it. With patience, a buyer might be found; with luck, one might be found quickly.
You might want to do some research (begin with those articles below!) before deciding how much you want to ask. You are free to ask any price you like, but the market will tell you how realistic your choice is.
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