The Stoway stroller was produced by a combination of one person's inventiveness and attention to detail, and another's business acumen. The result was a go-anywhere, transverse (cross-wise) folding stroller that weighed only 2 kg, making it particularly suitable for weary mothers to use on Sydney's trams or buses. The transverse folding operation prefigured the design of many later folding strollers.
To accompany his drawings for the patent application in 1942, Harold Cornish made a beautifully crafted working model (Powerhouse Museum object number 88/713). He left most business decisions to his partner Sid Morris, who arranged 12 overseas patents for the stroller and licensed its production in the UK and USA. In 1948 Morris organised manufacture of the first of 150,000 Stoway folding strollers to be made in Australia. In some ways the Stoway fitted today's ideals of ecodesign: the canvas and vinyl seats were easy to replace; and the factory even supplied do-it-yourself re-upholstering kits.
Angelique Hutchison, Curator, 2006