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Marmon Sixteen Automobile Model

This is a Automobile model. It was designed by Walter Dorwin Teague. 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

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled A Model of Speed and Performance.

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Cite this object as

Marmon Sixteen Automobile Model; Designed by Walter Dorwin Teague (American, 1883–1960); USA; lacquered wood, chrome-plated metal, molded rubber; 1977-71-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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