Society & Culture1 min ago
Was Charles Burton the inventor of the Pram / Baby Carriage/ Perambulator?
I am trying to find out ANYTHING about a Charles Burton who apparently developed and mass produced the perambulator (the pram/pushchair) in Victorian England after it failed to take off in America around 1849.I keep finding the same 2 lines on the web-anyone know anything ELSE about him?!
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I found this which seems to contradict the part about it failing to take off in America:
The perambulator was the invention of Charles Burton in America in 1848. He was struck by the fact that: "Carrying a heavy child in the arms...is not only a wearisome occupation, but often one which...is the cause of serious injuries.." His invention became wildly popular in Great Britain and the United States.