Drawing, Design for Acratherm Gauge, May 19, 1943
This is a Drawing. It was designed by Henry Dreyfuss. It is dated May 19, 1943 and we acquired it in 1997. Its medium is brush and gouache, graphite, pen and black ink on 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.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Honeywell, Inc..
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Its dimensions are
H x W: 27.9 x 21.6 cm (11 in. x 8 1/2 in.) Mat: 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14 in.)
It is inscribed
Inscribed in black gouache, at ninety-degree angle, lower right: DREYFUSS / DWG. NO. 113 / DATED 5-19-43 / FOR ACRATHERM W/CLEAR PLASTIC CAP
Cite this object as
Drawing, Design for Acratherm Gauge, May 19, 1943; Designed by Henry Dreyfuss (American, 1904–1972); USA; brush and gouache, graphite, pen and black ink on illustration board; H x W: 27.9 x 21.6 cm (11 in. x 8 1/2 in.) Mat: 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14 in.); Gift of Honeywell, Inc.; 1997-10-6
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beautiful Users.