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Sound Machine Tone Arm Balance (Tonarmwaage), 1962

This is a Tone Arm Balance (Tonarmwaage). It was designed by Harry Bertoia and Dieter Rams and manufactured by Braun AG and patentee: H.J. McGreal.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Robert Greenberg as part of Bob Greenberg Selects.

It is dated 1962. Its medium is metal, molded plastic. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited Gift of Robert M. Greenberg.

  • Clock (USA)
  • steel (stainless), plexiglass.
  • Gift of Hank Horwitt.
  • 1991-140-8-a,b

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 17 × 8 × 2.5 cm (6 11/16 in. × 3 1/8 in. × 1 in.) H x W x D (on stand): 21 × 8 × 2.5 cm (8 1/4 in. × 3 1/8 in. × 1 in.)

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