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1935

  • Work on this object began.

1940

  • Work on this object ended.

1972

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2020

  • You found it!

Vehicle Control Knob (USA), ca. 1937

This is a vehicle control knob. It was designed by Henry Dreyfuss Associates and made for (as the client) General Motors. It is dated ca. 1937 and we acquired it in 1972. Its medium is chrome, plastic. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Henry Dreyfuss. It is credited Gift of Henry Dreyfuss.

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Vehicle Control Knob (USA), ca. 1937; Designed by Henry Dreyfuss Associates (United States); chrome, plastic; Gift of Henry Dreyfuss; 1972-88-130-7

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