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Drawing, Design for Regulator, December 30, 1949

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Henry Dreyfuss. It is dated December 30, 1949 and we acquired it in 1997. Its medium is graphite, yellow color pencil, pen and black ink on grayish paper stapled to illustration board. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Numerous drawings leading up to the Honeywell Round Thermostat, completed in 1953, reveal Dreyfuss’s attention to user interaction. Some designs incorporate a clock face, giving the product an additional function.

It is credited Gift of Honeywell, Inc..

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 21.7 x 27.9 cm (8 9/16 in. x 11 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in black gouache, upper right: DREYFUSS / DWG. NO. R170B / DATED 12-30-49 / FOR REGULATOR

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Regulator, December 30, 1949; Designed by Henry Dreyfuss (American, 1904–1972); USA; graphite, yellow color pencil, pen and black ink on grayish paper stapled to illustration board; H x W: 21.7 x 27.9 cm (8 9/16 in. x 11 in.); Gift of Honeywell, Inc.; 1997-10-18

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beautiful Users.

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