“Eddie’s Wheels”

"Eddie's Wheels"
“Eddie’s Wheels”
“Eddie’s Wheels”
7 Stories High; Bicycle Wheels, yarn, wire (Click on photo to enlarge)

The building had a past……a bicycle factory, at the turn of the century, produced the famous “Columbia Rambler” in its workrooms. The new-fangled “automobile” was close behind, as the fledging American Motors “Nash Rambler” was launched. Eddie Schwinn was intrigued and provided the bicycle wheels from his Chicago factory. Seven stories of distinctive wheels wrapped in a profusion of fibers and hung on wire. A “picnic” with peanut butter sandwiches and sugar cookies celebrated the work’s unveiling.

"Eddie's Wheels"
“Eddie’s Wheels” closeup (Click on photo to enlarge)
"Eddie's Wheels"
“Eddie’s Wheels” (Click on photo to enlarge)