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Radio Nurse Intercom Speaker, 1937–38

This is a Intercom speaker. It was designed by Isamu Noguchi and manufactured by Zenith Radio Corporation. It is dated 1937–38 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is molded bakelite, metal. 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 Modernist Mother's Helper.

This object was donated by Mel Byars. It is credited Gift of Mel Byars.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (without cord): 19.8 x 17 x 16 cm (7 13/16 x 6 11/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Radio Nurse Intercom Speaker, 1937–38. molded bakelite, metal. Gift of Mel Byars. 1991-59-61.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

The Conservation department has taken one photo of this object.

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