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1940

  • Work on this object began.

1960

  • Work on this object ended.

1972

  • We acquired this object.

2015

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Hughes 500 Model Helicopter, mid-20th century

This is a Model helicopter. It is dated mid-20th century and we acquired it in 1972. Its medium is plastic, wood, metal. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Henry Dreyfuss. It is credited Gift of Henry Dreyfuss.

Its dimensions are

13 x 35 x 33 cm (5 1/8 x 13 3/4 x 13 in.)

Cite this object as

Hughes 500 Model Helicopter, mid-20th century; USA; plastic, wood, metal; 13 x 35 x 33 cm (5 1/8 x 13 3/4 x 13 in.); Gift of Henry Dreyfuss; 1972-88-183

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