Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tricycle of the Future

My children breezed by this display in favor of early Star Trek toys.
Made in Japan in the 1950s, this tricycle was part of the Shelburne Museum's Time Machines exhibit. I like the tractor-like handlebars with bell. The hubs are space-agey, the chrome seat support and step plate all shiny, suggestive of designers' fascination with space-related concepts.

*I will be unplugged for the duration of my adventure.

2 comments:

  1. That is a pretty cool looking trike.....

    -Trevor

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  2. Reminds me of The Jetsons". I love those flying saucer wheels.
    Ride Safe :)

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