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Drawing, Television set

This is a drawing. It was designed by Henry Dreyfuss Associates. It is dated 1950s and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is graphite, brown, white color pencil on tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This is one of a group of drawings proposed for acquisition that document work by the Dreyfuss firm during the postwar years, for clients including Royal Typewriter (1944–45), New York Central Railroad (mid-1940s), RCA (1946–55), National Supply Co. (1949–58), and Cities Service (1951–62).
A number of the finished drawings correspond to prototypes or other documentation held in Cooper-Hewitt’s Dreyfuss archives, including those for RCA radio/phonograph and television consoles, and two beautiful drawings for Bell Telephone Laboratories of public phone booths.

It is credited Gift of John Bruce.

  • Algol 11 Television
  • molded plastic, perspex, chromium-plated metal.
  • Gift of George R. Kravis II.
  • 2016-5-21

Its dimensions are

42.1 x 35 cm (16 9/16 x 13 3/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped in black ink [partial]: ROUGH S[…]

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower margin: [partial] 8TCS22; lower right: RCA; 5/6; #577

Cite this object as

Drawing, Television set; Designed by Henry Dreyfuss Associates (United States); USA; graphite, brown, white color pencil on tracing paper; 42.1 x 35 cm (16 9/16 x 13 3/4 in.); Gift of John Bruce; 1993-65-17

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