We have always considered and collected these commercial masks and helmets as industries tribal art. Examples can be elegant in their simplicity or bazaar and complex. They are always unique, suprising and filled with personality.
1890s Sun Bicycle Model – 13.5″
This is the centerpiece from a turn of the 20th Century two wheel bicycle trade stimulator. We have just the 13.5 inch bicycle and show the glass case unit just for reference. It was manufactured by Sun Mfg. Co. in 1896 to 1902. This is a highly sought after piece because during its time, patrons were enthralled by its attractive appearance and roulette style game play. If you look closely there is still a hint of the play numbers on the bicycle wheel. If you are restoring this trade stimulator you may never find another bicycle. One pedal is missing. It displays perfectly just the way it is... $1500