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1930

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1977

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Marmon Sixteen Automobile Model, 1930

This is a Automobile model. It was designed by Walter Dorwin Teague and Walter Dorwin Teague, Jr. and fabricated by Boucher and made for (as the client) Marmon Motor Car Company. It is dated 1930 and we acquired it in 1977. Its medium is lacquered wood, chrome-plated metal, molded rubber. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled A Model of Speed and Performance.

This object was donated by Walter Dorwin Teague, Jr.. It is credited Gift of Walter Dorwin Teague, Jr..

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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."

Cite this object as

Marmon Sixteen Automobile Model, 1930; Designed by Walter Dorwin Teague and Walter Dorwin Teague, Jr.; USA; lacquered wood, chrome-plated metal, molded rubber; 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.); Gift of Walter Dorwin Teague, Jr.; 1977-71-1

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