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Design for Tube Radio with Center Dial

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Data Source
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Catalogue Status
Research in Progress
Description
White molded case vacuum tube radio featuring center pointer dial for tuner, flanked by volume and tuning control knobs. Design is reminiscent of automobile dashboards of the era. Knobs, center dial pointer and bezel feature chrome-like surface. Dial appears to be clear lucite with reverse painting.
Office of
Anders-Orr & Associates,Inc, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Client
Crosley Radio Corporation, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Date
ca. 1950
Credit Line
Museum purchase through the gift of Mrs. Edward C. Post
Medium
Pastel, some stencilled, brush and white gouache, on tracing paper
Type
appliances & tools
Object Name
Drawing
Type
Drawing
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Accession Number
1992-183-3
made in
USA