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1933

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Drawing, Dymaxion Car with Chain Drive Details, 1933

This is a Drawing. It was designed by R. Buckminster Fuller. It is dated 1933 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is graphite on tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. John Innes Kane and from Sarah Cooper-Hewitt Fund.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 82.5 x 128.1 cm (32 1/2 x 50 7/16 in.) Mat: 92 x 142 cm (36 1/4 x 55 7/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Dymaxion Car with Chain Drive Details, 1933; Designed by R. Buckminster Fuller (American, 1895–1983); USA; graphite on tracing paper; H x W: 82.5 x 128.1 cm (32 1/2 x 50 7/16 in.) Mat: 92 x 142 cm (36 1/4 x 55 7/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. John Innes Kane and from Sarah Cooper-Hewitt Fund; 1993-79-2

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