Drawing, Design for Tube Radio with Center Dial, ca. 1950
This is a Drawing. It was designed by Anders-Orr & Associates,Inc and from the office of Anders-Orr & Associates,Inc and made for (as the client) Crosley Radio Corporation. It is dated ca. 1950 and we acquired it in 1992. Its medium is pastel, some stencilled, brush and white gouache, on tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
The streamlined body and chrome dials of this radio show how industrial designers borrowed aspects of transportation vehicles to design futuristic-looking household products. Many presentation drawings are difficult to match to actual production units, as designs often changed in response to client wishes and production costs. This drawing very closely matches Crosley’s radio model 10-135, possibly suggesting that the designer made it for his portfolio after the radio’s production to make it appear as though he had greater influence on final production when meeting with future clients.
This object was
Norman Brosterman and
Julia Pastor, Elizabeth Horwitz Marcus and Dr. Gail Davidson.
It is credited
Museum purchase through the gift of Mrs. Edward C. Post.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 39.1 × 60.4 cm (15 3/8 × 23 3/4 in.)
It is inscribed
Inscribed in black ink at lower center: A
Cite this object as
Drawing, Design for Tube Radio with Center Dial, ca. 1950; Designed by Anders-Orr & Associates,Inc ; USA; pastel, some stencilled, brush and white gouache, on tracing paper; H x W: 39.1 × 60.4 cm (15 3/8 × 23 3/4 in.); Museum purchase through the gift of Mrs. Edward C. Post; 1992-183-3
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The World of Radio.