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1959

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2020

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Telephone, Princess, 1959

This is a Telephone. It was designed by Henry Dreyfuss Associates and manufactured by Western Electric Manufacturing Company and made for (as the client) Bell Telephone Laboratories.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Ellen Lupton as part of Beautiful Users.

It is dated 1959. Its medium is thermoplastic case, steel base, electronic components .

It is credited Anonymous lender.

  • Textile, Lippen, 1968
  • cotton.
  • Gift of Evan Snyderman and Zesty Meyers of R 20th Century and museum purchase....
  • 2011-36-1

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D (approx.): 10.2 x 21.6 x 7 cm (4 in. x 8 1/2 in. x 2 3/4 in.)

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

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