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Marmon Twelve Automobile Model

This is a Automobile model. It was designed by Walter Dorwin Teague, Jr.. We acquired it in 1985. Its medium is painted wood, lacquer, metal. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This model was noteworthy for its long, tapering hood, which was designed to improve airflow, diminish drag, and increase speed. Despite ciritical acclaim, few went into production before the Great Depression that led to the company's demise.

This object was donated by Walter Dorwin Teague, Jr..

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Cite this object as

Marmon Twelve Automobile Model; Designed by Walter Dorwin Teague, Jr. (American, 1910–2004); USA; painted wood, lacquer, metal; 1985-112-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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