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1957

  • Work on this object began.

1962

  • Work on this object ended.

1972

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2020

  • You found it!

Prototype Tractor Control Knob, ca. 1959

This is a Prototype Tractor Control Knob. It was designed by Henry Dreyfuss and from the office of Henry Dreyfuss Associates and manufactured by John Deere. It is dated ca. 1959 and we acquired it in 1972. Its medium is molded 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.

Cite this object as

Prototype Tractor Control Knob, ca. 1959; Designed by Henry Dreyfuss (American, 1904–1972); molded plastic; Gift of Henry Dreyfuss; 1972-88-131-1

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