On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Aluminum, rubber, other metals
patented March 30, 1965
7 1/8 x 43 x 25 in. (18.1 x 109.2 x 63.5 cm) (show scale)
Printed oval label affixed to top of sled near handlebar: "Duralite / RACER / PASSAIC / N. J. / [2 crossed checkered flags] / PAT. / PEND."
Gift of M. Christmann Zulli and David J. Ramsay
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Bertram Lesser (American, born 1924). "Racer" Sled, patented March 30, 1965. Aluminum, rubber, other metals, 7 1/8 x 43 x 25 in. (18.1 x 109.2 x 63.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of M. Christmann Zulli and David J. Ramsay, 2003.86. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2003.86.jpg)
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Sled constructed of tubular aluminum. Rectangular-shaped body with rounded front end; formed by rows of tubular aluminum. Mounted on runners at each side, composed of bent, squared aluminum tubes; each runner has two sections, the front section is attached to handlebar with spring mechanism and can be turned from side to side for steering. Handlebar runs horizontally between body and runners near front and has light red rubber hand grips at each end. Parts attached with metal hardware.
Condition: Fair, shows use; allover scratches and light corrosion to aluminum; metal hardware is rusted.
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