Bertram Lesser (American, born 1924). <em>"Racer" Sled</em>, 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)

"Racer" Sled

Artist:Bertram LesserMorton I. ThomasDuralite

Medium: Aluminum, rubber, other metals

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:patented March 30, 1965

Dimensions: 7 1/8 x 43 x 25 in. (18.1 x 109.2 x 63.5 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor


Accession Number: 2003.86

Image: 2003.86.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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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