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1953

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1993

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2015

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Drawing, 21" Television Cabinet, June 22, 1953

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Henry Dreyfuss Associates and made for (as the client) RCA Manufacturing Company, Incorporated. It is dated June 22, 1953 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is color pencil on tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This is one of a group of drawings proposed for acquisition that document work by the Dreyfuss firm during the postwar years, for clients including Royal Typewriter (1944–45), New York Central Railroad (mid-1940s), RCA (1946–55), National Supply Co. (1949–58), and Cities Service (1951–62).
A number of the finished drawings correspond to prototypes or other documentation held in Cooper-Hewitt’s Dreyfuss archives, including those for RCA radio/phonograph and television consoles, and two beautiful drawings for Bell Telephone Laboratories of public phone booths.

It is credited Gift of John Bruce.

Its dimensions are

34 x 35.5 cm (13 3/8 in. x 14 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, lower right: HENRY DREYFUSS / CLIENT: RADIO CORPORATION OF AMERICA / TITLE 21" Television Cabinet / DATA 6/22/53

Cite this object as

Drawing, 21" Television Cabinet, June 22, 1953; Designed by Henry Dreyfuss Associates (United States); USA; color pencil on tracing paper; 34 x 35.5 cm (13 3/8 in. x 14 in.); Gift of John Bruce; 1993-65-13

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