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1932

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1942

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2020

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Cardboard Mock-ups For Ice Cream Cup And Spoons (USA), ca. 1937

This is a Cardboard Mock-ups for Ice Cream Cup and Spoons. It was made by Joseph B. Friedman. It is dated ca. 1937. Its medium is ink on paper.

Joseph Friedman’s best-known invention is the flexible straw, but the range of his inventive activities encompassed writing implements, improvements to engines, and household products, including these mock ups for ice cream cups with built-in spoons.

It is credited Joseph B. Friedman Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, 2001.3031.

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Its dimensions are

H x W (mockup 1): 16.5 x 17.1 cm (6 1/2 x 6 3/4 in.) mounted H x W (mockup 2): 16.5 x 17.1 cm (6 1/2 x 6 3/4 in.) mounted H x W (mockup 3): 15.9 x 18.4 cm (6 1/4 x 7 1/4 in.) mounted H x W (mockup 4): 17.1 x 15.2 cm (6 3/4 in. x 6 in.) mounted

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Tools: Extending Our Reach.

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