Featured Heywood identification? Help!

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  1. Murbear2

    Murbear2 New Member

    My mom recieved this piece from my grandfather.. it's by Heywood. At least that's what the branding indicates. However, we're unsure what exactly it is.. a cart, a wagon, a stroller? Cant seem to find anything remotely similar. Does anyone know what this is? Also a year made, or anything about it would be greatly appreciated!
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2019
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  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Welcome, Murbear2! I see that you have uploaded several pictures of your item to the gallery, but to make it easier for all members to see the pictures, you should attach them to this thread by using the "Media Gallery Embed" tool in the reply toolbar (it's the little camera icon.)
  3. Murbear2

    Murbear2 New Member

    Thank you! Wasn't sure how to get them on here!
  4. yourturntoloveit

    yourturntoloveit Well-Known Member

    Hmmm, it "almost" looks like an old "convalescent chair" -- either for a hospital or a "sanatorium" or in a nursing home or for at-home use by a resident.
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  5. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    This does look like it was made for some kind of sanitarium...

    Heywood Wakefield made Wicker wheelchairs. I don't know if they were ever called just Heywood.

    MID 19TH HEYWOOD BROTHERS WICKER WHEELCHAIR Mid 19th Century Heywood Brothers and Co. wheelchair. Part of Heywood's collection before the more famous Heywood-Wakefield merge. Size: 28 x 22 x 38" Condition: VGC Est. 150-300 Lot 18339a

    I dont know if any of their copy is accurate
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  6. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    I think it looks like a kiddo pull cart. I have no evidence to back that up. :p
  7. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Murbear2, i need help and scoutshouse like this.
  8. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    But with the contraption in the front, that's exactly what it looks like to me too @Jivvy
  9. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    95552EA3-0CA3-48CD-B852-C9B262C1D52F.jpeg Can anyone read “the small print”?
  10. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Is yours kid size?


    My aunt Shirley with her doll carriage. Dad came along in his own buggy :)
  11. SBSVC

    SBSVC Well-Known Member

    I think it might just say TRADE MARK...
  12. SBSVC

    SBSVC Well-Known Member

    Also, for dating, with some help from Wikipedia:

    Heywood Brothers was established in 1826, Wakefield Company in 1855.

    Both firms produced wicker and rattan furniture, and as these products became increasingly popular towards the end of the century, they became serious rivals.

    In 1897 the companies merged as Heywood Brothers & Wakefield Company. The name was changed to Heywood-Wakefield Company in 1921.
  13. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    The "Heywood Brothers" label I included above is supposedly from earliest Heywood days.

    That's why I said can't be sure the plaque saying just "Heywood" is theirs, but it could be...
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  14. alex webb

    alex webb Well-Known Member

    seems like the right font

    probably was once wicker.
  15. Murbear2

    Murbear2 New Member

    Definitely the right font, just no wakefield.. you think maybe it was refurbished at one point?

  16. Murbear2

    Murbear2 New Member

    It is kiddo sized!
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  17. Murbear2

    Murbear2 New Member

    If it helps, it is small.. I'm going to say the seat has to be about a foot wide, give or take a little. The seat is a cloth material with what looks like cotton? Stuffing..
  18. Murbear2

    Murbear2 New Member

    So its sounding like its older than 1921? But it's made of metal, and no wicker!
  19. Murbear2

    Murbear2 New Member

  20. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    I think it's before the merger with Wakefield, so 1897 or earlier.
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