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What is this?

Black sedan with chromed grille, headlights, bumpers, running boards, window frames, and door handles; rubber tires with chromed hub caps; two spare tires mounted on either side, at front fenders. Model mounted on flat wooden base with metal plaque mounted at front. Removable plexiglass and wood cover fits on base.

This is a automobile model from United States. It is dated 1930 and we acquired it in 1977. Gift of Walter Dorwin Teague, Jr.. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

lacquered wood, chrome-plated metal, molded rubber

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (on base): 29.5 x 35 x 101 cm (11 5/8 x 13 3/4 x 39 3/4 in.) H x W x D (model): 28 x 33 x 98 cm (11 in. x 13 in. x 38 9/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscription on metal plaque at front of wooden display base: "MARMON SIXTEEN/ ORIGINAL MODEL OF/ MARMON SIXTEEN SEDAN/ DESIGNED BY/ WALTER DORWIN TEAGUE AND/ WALTER DORWIN TEAGUE JR./ FOR/ THE MARMON MOTOR CAR CO."

This object was fabricated by Boucher and made for (as the client) Marmon Motor Car Company and designed by Walter Dorwin Teague, Jr. and Walter Dorwin Teague

This object was donated by Walter Dorwin Teague, Jr.

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18493185/ |title=Automobile Model, "Marmon Sixteen", 1930 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=1 September 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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