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What is this?

Arched rectangular body, dial handset, and coiled cord made of transparent plastic with electronic components visible.

This is a telephone from United States. It is dated 1968 and we acquired it in 1972. Gift of Henry Dreyfuss. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

plastic, metal, electronic components

Its dimensions are

8 x 23.5 x 7.5 cm (3 1/8 x 9 1/4 x 2 15/16 in.)

Henry Dreyfuss Associates was the firm and Bell Telephone Laboratories was the for and Henry Dreyfuss was the designer and the donor of this object.

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18478683/ |title=Telephone, "Trimline Phone", 1968 |author=Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum |accessdate=17 April 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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