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Design for Musaphonic L-Shaped Clock Radio on Legs, in Yellow, General Electric

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Data Source
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Catalogue Status
Research in Progress
Description
Perspective rendering of General Electric "L"-shaped "Musiphonic" clock radio with yellow case, black linear dial, four pointed brass-capped legs. Clock with three knobs on left side of case upper, featuring only a "9" and "3" for the clock dial. GE symbol on lower, center part of case, flanked by the words "General" and "Electric." Tuning and volume knobs on right-hand horizontal section of cabinet/grill enclosure for speaker.
Designer
Richard Arbib, American, 1917–1995
Client
General Electric Company, Schenectady, New York, USA
Date
1958
Credit Line
Museum purchase through the gift of Mrs. Edward C. Post
Medium
pastel, gouache, watercolor, pen and black ink, graphite on vellum
Type
industrial design
Object Name
Drawing
Type
Drawing
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Accession Number
1992-183-4
Place
New York, New York, USA