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Praxis 48 Typewriter

This is a Typewriter. It was designed by Ettore Sottsass. It is dated 1964 and we acquired it in 1986. Its medium is plastic and metal housing. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor. It is credited Gift of Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor.

Our curators have highlighted 4 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

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Its dimensions are

Overall: 15.8 x 45 x 34 cm (6 1/4 x 17 11/16 x 13 3/8 in.)

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Praxis 48 Typewriter; Designed by Ettore Sottsass (Italian, 1917–2007); Italy; plastic and metal housing; Overall: 15.8 x 45 x 34 cm (6 1/4 x 17 11/16 x 13 3/8 in.); Gift of Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor; 1986-99-2-a,b

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