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Object Timeline

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1950

  • Work on this object began.

1953

  • Work on this object ended.

1976

  • We acquired this object.

2004

2014

2018

  • You found it!

"American Modern" Place Setting, designed 1950, produced 1953

This is a Place setting. It was designed by Russel Wright and manufactured by Hull Cutlery. It is dated designed 1950, produced 1953 and we acquired it in 1976. Its medium is stainless steel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Russel Wright. It is credited Gift of Russel Wright.

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Its dimensions are

L x W x D (knife,a): 22.3 x 2.2 x 0.9 cm (8 3/4 x 7/8 x 3/8 in.) L x W x D (dinner fork, b): 18 x 2.6 x 2.4 cm (7 1/16 x 1 x 15/16 in.) L x W x D (salad fork, c): 16.8 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm (6 5/8 x 1 x 11/16 in.) L x W x D (teaspoon, d): 16.2 x 3.4 x 2 cm (6 3/8 x 1 5/16 x 13/16 in.) L x W x D (tablespoon, e): 17.2 x 4 x 2.1 cm (6 3/4 x 1 9/16 x 13/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On reverse of -4a, stamped: "Russell Wright" in script, and "HULL STAINLESS" and "PAT D165811". On reverse of -4b,c,e, stamped: "Russell Wright" in script, and "PAT PEND HULL STAINLESS". On reverse of -4b, stamped: "Russell Wright" in script, and "JAPAN HULL STAINLESS".

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