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1953

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1972

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Drawing, Company Crest, for Crane Co.

This is a drawing. It was designed by Henry Dreyfuss Associates. It is dated March 6, 1953 and we acquired it in 1972. Its medium is crayon on off-white tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

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

Its dimensions are

31.7 x 31.6 cm (12 1/2 x 12 7/16 in.), slightly irregular

It has the following markings

Stamped in black ink, lower right: PRELIMINARY / HENRY DREYFUSS 969 SAN PASQUALE STREET, PASADENA 5, CAL. / 501 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK 22, N. Y. / CLIENT / TITLE / DATE / NUMBER.

It is signed

Signed in graphite, lower right: 3-6-53 / RS.

It is inscribed

Inscribed in white pastel, center: 100 YEARS OF QUALITY / CRANE CO. / 1854 – 1954. Inscribed in graphite, lower right: CRANE CO. / SEE DEEP CREST / 3/6/53 S - CR - 3.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Company Crest, for Crane Co.; Designed by Henry Dreyfuss Associates (United States); USA; crayon on off-white tracing paper; 31.7 x 31.6 cm (12 1/2 x 12 7/16 in.), slightly irregular; Gift of Henry Dreyfuss; 1972-88-339

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