Posted 6 years ago
Alex Tremulis Spaceship Hood Ornament from 1949/1950
Never mounted. Stellar condition.
Alex Tremulis was the father of UFO & flying saucer art. He made the concept drawings of what we now know as old UFO drawings & illustrations.
He also was the designer of the Tucker Automobile & had a hand in the design of today's space shuttle.
He designed & made this spaceship hood ornament in 1950 & only around 4,000 were made. Extremely rare in any condition but mine is unused..never mounted & the Bakelite spire is not broken off.
It illuminates from the inside & the bulb looks brand new. I have the original box but it is in rough condition.
I am quite proud of it but ...
I have had it over 30 years & found it in my grandfather's barn tucked away under some junk. I am so glad I found & kept it.
I'd love any info on any others that may be in existence. Everywhere I look I see that they're not a common item.