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Object Timeline

1968

  • Work on this object began.

1970

  • Work on this object ended.

1972

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2022

  • You found it!

Hughes 500 Model Helicopter

This is a Model helicopter. It was manufactured by Henry Dreyfuss. It is dated ca. 1969 and we acquired it in 1972. Its medium is plastic, wood, metal. 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.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 13 × 35 × 33 cm (5 1/8 in. × 13 3/4 in. × 13 in.)

It is inscribed

Engraved on metal plaque at front of wooden display stand: HUGHES 500

Cite this object as

Hughes 500 Model Helicopter; Manufactured by Henry Dreyfuss (American, 1904–1972); USA; plastic, wood, metal; H x W x D: 13 × 35 × 33 cm (5 1/8 in. × 13 3/4 in. × 13 in.); Gift of Henry Dreyfuss; 1972-88-183

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