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1960

  • Work on this object began.

1970

  • Work on this object ended.

1972

  • We acquired this object.

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Telephone (USA), ca. 1965

This is a Telephone. It was designed by Henry Dreyfuss and project headed by AT&T and the design director was Donald M. Genaro and firm: Henry Dreyfuss Associates. It is dated ca. 1965 and we acquired it in 1972. Its medium is molded plastic, plastics, metal, electronic components. 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.

  • Model 302 Telephone, ca. 1937
  • cast and enamel-coated metal, steel, printed paper, rubber-sheathed cord.
  • Museum purchase from the Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.
  • 1994-73-2

Its dimensions are

9 x 23.5 x 7 cm (3 9/16 x 9 1/4 x 2 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Telephone (USA), ca. 1965; Designed by Henry Dreyfuss (American, 1904–1972); molded plastic, plastics, metal, electronic components; 9 x 23.5 x 7 cm (3 9/16 x 9 1/4 x 2 3/4 in.); Gift of Henry Dreyfuss; 1972-88-179-2

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