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Flying Saucer or Spacecraft Hood Ornament, by Alex Tremulis, Sept.4, 1951

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    Posted 6 years ago

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    I have read so much on Alex Tremulis and this hood ornament and I believe in the spring of 2012 I had the opportunity to buy it - and as I had that opportunity I also decided to collect hood ornaments and so I bought about 23 hood ornaments at my first mascot auction. Various hood ornaments and motometers, I in general, was more in line to buy ones that had motometers with them.

    Since that time I have been on a learning curve which is the case with all hood ornament collectors, I imagine. You want to learn everything and buy with taste and a discerning eye. But this is the real world and rarely does that happen and you see a lot of fakes and opportunitsts in the middle who want the quick buck.

    Alex Tremulis had it seems almost a dream life where he designed a lot of futuristic cars and a few of them actually came to life. He had the opportunity to design and manufacture 4000 of these hood ornaments. Did he make 4000, far from it. And so when I saw this I was taken in by the fact that he worked in area 51, he designed a spacecraft which seems to have been the inspiration for the Star Trek craft which was so close to the design of this piece, over ten years earlier than the series. This may not be the best model or condition to buy, but then I have seen worse.

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    1. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Stunning Phil, as always !!
    2. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thanks Nicefice and thanks antiquerose, love to you rose.
    3. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 6 years ago
      Nice analogy that works with many mediums in art. Love that you love them and can find and identify and help all others with their interests. You're pretty cool!!
    4. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Fantastic piece Phil and it's great to see the drawings.
    5. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      What an imaginative and well thought out creation ! Just wonderful Phil. :)
    6. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      So, Phil, this one is your very first piece in your mascots collection!
      I can fairly well understand why you got bitten by the virus ;-)
      Fantastic to show the design patent too!!!
    7. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Always loved this one seems he had a vision ahead of his time ! xoxo
    8. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thank you very kindly OneGoodFind, for all the support, much appreciated !~
    9. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thanks racer4four, much love to you !
    10. jgstaeger jgstaeger, 6 years ago
      so totally awesome
    11. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Good Morning Phil, this is pretty neat, loved it then and now, :-)
    12. mcheconi mcheconi, 6 years ago
      Crazy times huh?
    13. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thank you racer4four and mikelv85 for the generous compliments.
    14. sklo42 sklo42, 6 years ago
      Interesting post, amazing mascot!
    15. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thank you OneGoodFind for the very nice compliment !
    16. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thanks Kyratango for being you.
    17. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thanks manikin, yes he was a visionary !
    18. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thank you dear friend mcheconi !
    19. roddyq roddyq, 5 years ago
      Very interesting info on the Star Trek tie in. Thanks for sharing this Phil.
    20. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      Thank you roddyq, much appreciated !~
    21. Quantumphysica Quantumphysica, 4 years ago
      Amazing! I saw the thumbnail and immediately thought... "Wait, is that the Enterprise from Star Trek?" and to read that this little thing actually came before that and possibly formed the inspiration for it is great!
    22. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Thank you Quantumphysica for the nice thought !~
    23. Karenoke Karenoke, 4 years ago
      This one has way too much “cool factor” not to own if given a chance.
      I think it’s amazing!
    24. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Thanks Karenoke, I appreciate your comment and your new mascot find.
    25. Trey Trey, 4 years ago
      Awesome post !!
      Thanks for all the love and support on my top posts :)
    26. Andreamw, 4 years ago
      I just love it. I do think it could have inspired the Star Trek Enterprise design, although I have also heard that it was inspired by a toilet tank "flapper"! :) It's so much fun to see your collections, Phil.

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