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1992

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1993

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Timer (Denmark)

This is a timer. It is dated 1992 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is injection-molded plastic, metal. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This kitchen timer resembles a toy truck’s wheel, suspended by a thick triangular base. The numbers are etched in white at regular intervals, and the wheel slowly turns as time counts down. The design of this device cannily mimics a truck wheel, which rotates slowly as it climbs steep inclines or as it carries heavy loads. Designed by Dane, Mads Odgard, this timer reflects how many Danish classics balance a practical quality with a sculpted, organic aesthetic. His mission is: “Keep it simple, and the earth livable.”

This object was donated by Marilyn Symmes. It is credited Gift of Marilyn F. Symmes.

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Its dimensions are

7 x 8 x 5 cm (2 3/4 x 3 1/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Timer (Denmark); injection-molded plastic, metal; 7 x 8 x 5 cm (2 3/4 x 3 1/8 x 1 15/16 in.); Gift of Marilyn F. Symmes; 1993-99-1

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