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1956

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1965

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Ericofon Telephone, ca. 1960

This is a Telephone. It was designed by Hand Gosta Thames, Ralph Lysell and L.M. Ericsson Company and manufactured by North Electric Company. It is dated ca. 1960 and we acquired it in 1998. Its medium is molded abs plastic, nylon, rubber, metal, printed paper. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was purchased from Carole Krohn and fund: General Acquisitions Endowment. It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. Paul Moore and Charlton M. Theus, Jr..

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 20.5 x 9 x 11cm (8 1/16 x 3 9/16 x 4 5/16in.)

Cite this object as

Ericofon Telephone, ca. 1960; Designed by L.M. Ericsson Company, Ralph Lysell and Hand Gosta Thames; Sweden; molded abs plastic, nylon, rubber, metal, printed paper; H x W x D: 20.5 x 9 x 11cm (8 1/16 x 3 9/16 x 4 5/16in.); Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. Paul Moore and Charlton M. Theus, Jr.; 1998-36-1

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