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1933

  • Work on this object began.

1993

  • We acquired this object.

2014

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Drawing, Dymaxion Car (Car #C-2), Body Framing, Plan, and Elevation, 1933

This is a Drawing. It was designed by R. Buckminster Fuller. It is dated 1933 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is pen and black ink on tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase from Sarah Cooper-Hewitt and Pauline Cooper Noyes Funds.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 91.9 x 135.7 cm (36 3/16 x 53 7/16 in.) Mat: 101.6 x 146 cm (40 in. x 57 1/2 in.)

It is inscribed

Stamped in black ink, lower right: 4 D COMPANY / EXPERIMENTAL DIVISION / BRIDGEPORT, CONN. U.S.A. / DYMAXION TRANSPORT / DESIGNERS / STARLING BURGESS / BUCKMINSTER FULLER … / CAR NO. C-2 DRAWING NO 21

Cite this object as

Drawing, Dymaxion Car (Car #C-2), Body Framing, Plan, and Elevation, 1933; Designed by R. Buckminster Fuller (American, 1895–1983); USA; pen and black ink on tracing paper; H x W: 91.9 x 135.7 cm (36 3/16 x 53 7/16 in.) Mat: 101.6 x 146 cm (40 in. x 57 1/2 in.); Museum purchase from Sarah Cooper-Hewitt and Pauline Cooper Noyes Funds; 1993-79-1

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