Benjamin G. Bowden (American, born England 1907-1998). <em>Spacelander Bicycle</em>, Prototype designed 1946; Manufactured 1960. Fiberglass, metal, glass, rubber, fox fur, 44 x 77 x 32 in. (111.8 x 195.6 x 81.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund, 2001.36. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2001.36_SL1.jpg)

Spacelander Bicycle

Artist:Benjamin G. BowdenBombard Industries

Medium: Fiberglass, metal, glass, rubber, fox fur

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:Prototype designed 1946; Manufactured 1960

Dimensions: 44 x 77 x 32 in. (111.8 x 195.6 x 81.3 cm)


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


Accession Number: 2001.36

Image: 2001.36_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Two wheeled, single-speed "Spacelander" bicycle; streamlined reddish-pink molded fiberglass shell with metal frame. Fiberglass constructed in multiple pieces: two over front wheel, two over remainder of frame with openings for handlebars, seat, pedals and rear wheel. Molded cover has pairs of front and rear cone-shaped head and tail lights. Irregular, organic-shaped openings expose front and rear wheels and area beneath the seat. Trimmed with chromed metal or stainless steel over the seams of fiberglass shell. White plastic handle grips, black and white seat and whitewall tires. (Seat and pedals probably not original.)

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