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1950

  • Work on this object began.

1960

  • Work on this object ended.

1972

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2020

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Vehicle Control Knob Prototype, ca. 1955

This is a Vehicle Control Knob Prototype. It was designed by Henry Dreyfuss and from the office of Henry Dreyfuss Associates and made for (as the client) John Deere. It is dated ca. 1955 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.

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Vehicle Control Knob Prototype, ca. 1955; Designed by Henry Dreyfuss (American, 1904–1972); molded plastic; Gift of Henry Dreyfuss; 1972-88-131-2

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