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DesBrisay Museum & Exhibition Centre

Carriage, Doll

Accession number: 2017.11.1
Category: Toys
Object type: Child's
Date: circa 1962
Materials: Metal; Rubber; Plastic
Measurements: 78 cm L x 36 cm W x 68 cm H
Subject: Bridgewater, People, Jane Elizabeth Feindel, Marion Feindel, Eatons
Narrative: Jane Elizabeth Feindel was born 2 September 1957 in Bridgewater, the daughter of Marion Nauss and Maurice Feindel, Jr.  Jane Feindel grew up and went to school in Bridgewater.  Her father Maurice worked for the CNR as a brakeman.  The family lived at 159 Prince Street by School Street, later moved to York Street, Bridgewater. Jane Feindel married Ingo Bauer in 1992 and works as an insurance agent in Yellowknife, N.W.T.
Description: Brown painted metal doll carriage with ivory and tan design coloured plastic hood.  Hood is attached to metal ribs allowing it to open and close.  Hood is fastened to base of basket at sides and has two metal sides with a brake mechanism to open and close hood. Basket of carriage is half moon shaped which slopes inside of opening.  Basket is mounted on silver metal frame with curved rods and springs to allow basket to rock.  Curved metal handle is attached at front of basket and is riveted to front and extends at an angle from front of basket with part of the metal handle covered in an hard ivory coloured plastic.  Four rubber tires with metal spokes are attached to the metal frame base.  Painted white scallop shaped design with a circle and striped animal with musical notes inside a circle on both sides of carriage basket.  Metal foot brake extends from frame below handle to allow the carriage to stop from rolling.
History of Use: Used by Jane Elizabeth Feindel of Bridgewater.  Purchased from the Eatons catalogue by her parents when Jane was 5 years old.