Collapsible Item Used for Wheeling Around a Small Child
Collapsible item used for wheeling around a small child crossword clue. 9 letters. The £1,500 prize crossword at Daily Mail on Sunday June 4, 2017
The answer is PUSHCHAIR
Various methods of transporting children have been used in different cultures and times. These methods include prams, infant car seats, portable bassinets (carrycots in British English), strollers (pushchairs), slings, backpacks, baskets and bicycle carriers.
The large, heavy prams (short for perambulator), which had become popular during the Victorian era, were replaced by lighter designs during the latter half of the 1900s.
In the 1970s, however, the trend was more towards a more basic version, not fully sprung, and with a detachable body known as a “carrycot”.[notes 1] Now, prams are very rarely used, being large and expensive when compared with “buggies” (see below). One of the longer lived and better known brands in the UK is Silver Cross, first manufactured in Hunslet, Leeds, in 1877, and later Guiseley from 1936 until 2002 when the factory closed.
Silver Cross was then bought by the toy company David Halsall and Sons who relocated the head office to Skipton and expanded into a range of new, modern baby products including pushchairs and “travel systems”. They continue to sell the traditional Silver Cross coach prams which are manufactured at a factory in Bingley in Yorkshire.