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Skyscraper

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Data Source
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Description
Rectangular, box-like form of light yellow plastic with stepped sides. The front molded with a series of seven vertical striations from top to bottom, and four horizontal ones near base; three white control dials and a large black dial at the center with number scale and image of Atlas holding up the globe; metal plaque at front top showing map of the world; rectangular speaker grill over woven textile on top.
Designer
Harold L. Van Doren, American, 1895-1957
John Gordon Rideout, American 1898-1951
Manufacturer
Air-King Products Company, Inc., Brooklyn, New York, USA
Date
1935
Credit Line
Gift of George R. Kravis II
Medium
Compression-molded Plaskon, metal, glass, woven textile
Type
appliances & tools
Decorative Arts
Object Name
Radio
Type
Radio
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Accession Number
2018-22-20
manufactured in
Brooklyn, New York, United States