Marmon Sixteen Automobile Model, 1930
This is a Automobile model. It was designed by Walter Dorwin Teague. It is dated 1930 and we acquired it in 1977. Its medium is lacquered wood, chrome-plated metal, molded rubber. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
This model is noteworthy for its long, tapering hood, which was designed to improve airflow, diminish drag, and increase speed. Despite ciritical acclaim, few went into production before the Great Depression that led to the company's demise
It is credited
Gift of Walter Dorwin Teague, Jr..
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D (on base): 29.5 x 35 x 101 cm (11 5/8 x 13 3/4 x 39 3/4 in.) H x W x D (model): 28 x 33 x 98 cm (11 in. x 13 in. x 38 9/16 in.)
It is inscribed
Inscription on metal plaque at front of wooden display base: "MARMON SIXTEEN/ ORIGINAL MODEL OF/ MARMON SIXTEEN SEDAN/ DESIGNED BY/ WALTER DORWIN TEAGUE AND/ WALTER DORWIN TEAGUE JR./ FOR/ THE MARMON MOTOR CAR CO."
Cite this object as
Marmon Sixteen Automobile Model, 1930; Designed by Walter Dorwin Teague (American, 1883–1960); USA; lacquered wood, chrome-plated metal, molded rubber; H x W x D (on base): 29.5 x 35 x 101 cm (11 5/8 x 13 3/4 x 39 3/4 in.) H x W x D (model): 28 x 33 x 98 cm (11 in. x 13 in. x 38 9/16 in.); Gift of Walter Dorwin Teague, Jr.; 1977-71-1
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.