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Pair of "Satellite" Jumping Shoes

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Metal, textile, rubber
  • Place Manufactured: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • DATES Patented June 18, 1968
    DIMENSIONS 5 3/4 x 4 5/8 x 10 in. (14.6 x 11.7 x 25.4 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Unmarked
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2010.51a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Harry Greenberger
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION George Pierce (American, active mid-20th century). Pair of "Satellite" Jumping Shoes, Patented June 18, 1968. Metal, textile, rubber, 5 3/4 x 4 5/8 x 10 in. (14.6 x 11.7 x 25.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Harry Greenberger, 2010.51a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2010.51a_PS9.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 2010.51a_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pair of identical, tall, two-tiered red and white metal shoes with ovoid plates sandwiching three springs each. Lower flat plate in white resting on three applied rubber ring feet. Set of three red springs, one large at heel, two smaller at toe, held to top of white plate by opposing pairs of integrated metal tabs. Springs fastened to underside of red foot plate in the same manner as the base. Adjustable sliding mechanism in white forms the heel and is fastened to the footplate by one metal screw at its center. Flat green braided belt with metal buckle threaded through heel at sides. Elongated semi-spherical applied red toe cap rests atop cantilevered footplate and steps outward at sides. Circular rubber plug protrudes through top center of toe cap. Condition: Very good
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