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Drawing, Design for a Tractor Instrument Panel, May 31, 1962

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Henry Dreyfuss Associates. It is dated May 31, 1962 and we acquired it in 1972. Its medium is color pencil and graphite on cream tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

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

Its dimensions are

35.3 × 42.8 cm (13 7/8 × 16 7/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in black and red color pencil, upper center left: DIECASTING [in red] / GREY [underlined in red] INJECTION / MOLDED PLASTIC / PANEL; in black color pencil, upper center: BLACK / KNOB; in gold color pencil, upper right: gold on white; in graphite, lower left: show handle; in black and red color pencil, lower left: BLACK [in red] / GREY [crossed out in red] CONTROLS TO MATCH / INSTRUMENT PANEL (DIP ENTRE / KNOB AND LEVER.) [part in parentheses crossed out in graphite]; in graphite, lower left corner: Display; in black and red color pencil, lower center: BLACK [crossed out in red] / GREY [in red]; in black, red, and brown color pencil, lower right: black [in brown] / GREY [crossed out in brown] STEERING WHEEL / BLACK [crossed out in red] COLUMN / GREY [in red]; in black color pencil, lower right corner: DEW / 5/31/62 / JD C-56 Lines and arrows appear throughout connecting the inscriptions to different parts of the design.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Tractor Instrument Panel, May 31, 1962; Designed by Henry Dreyfuss Associates (United States); USA; color pencil and graphite on cream tracing paper; 35.3 × 42.8 cm (13 7/8 × 16 7/8 in.); Gift of Henry Dreyfuss; 1972-88-361

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