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1980

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1989

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1994

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Phonebook Telephone, 1980s

This is a Telephone. It was designed by Lisa Krohn and co-designed by Tucker Viemeister. It is dated 1980s and we acquired it in 1994. Its medium is wood, plastic, paint. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled 1993 Predecessor to Google Glass is Goopy, Reptilian.

This object was donated by Lisa Krohn. It is credited Gift of Lisa Krohn.

  • Model 302 Telephone, ca. 1937
  • cast and enamel-coated metal, steel, printed paper, rubber-sheathed cord.
  • Museum purchase from the Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.
  • 1994-73-2

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 6 x 33 x 23.7cm (2 3/8 x 13 x 9 5/16in.)

Cite this object as

Phonebook Telephone, 1980s; Designed by Lisa Krohn (American, b. 1963); USA; wood, plastic, paint; H x W x D: 6 x 33 x 23.7cm (2 3/8 x 13 x 9 5/16in.); Gift of Lisa Krohn; 1994-57-1-a,b

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