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2017

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HL1 Desk Fan, 1961

This is a Desk Fan. It is dated 1961 and we acquired it in 2017. Its medium is enameled and chrome-plated steel, plastic, acrylic. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

The HL1 Desk Fan broke the tradition of the conventional circular fan by adapting the fan blades to fit into a cylindrical body. The fan’s small size made it easy to add to a consumer’s existing desk paraphernalia. Braun was a leader in such utilitarian products for the office that were straightforward in appearance and use.

This object was donated by Robert Greenberg. It is credited Gift of Robert M. Greenberg.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 14.5 × 14 × 7 cm (5 11/16 × 5 1/2 × 2 3/4 in.)

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HL1 Desk Fan, 1961; enameled and chrome-plated steel, plastic, acrylic; H x W x D: 14.5 × 14 × 7 cm (5 11/16 × 5 1/2 × 2 3/4 in.); Gift of Robert M. Greenberg; 2017-51-9

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Bob Greenberg Selects.

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