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  • We acquired this object.

1924

  • Work on this object began.

1934

  • Work on this object ended.

2019

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Telephone, 1929

This is a Telephone. It is dated 1929. Its medium is enameled and nickel-plated brass, molded bakelite, woven textile (cord). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited Gift of George R. Kravis II.

  • 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: 13.5 × 11 × 15.3 cm (5 5/16 in. × 4 5/16 in. × 6 in.)

It has the following markings

On black ring within dial: TM (T superimposed over N)

Cite this object as

Telephone, 1929; enameled and nickel-plated brass, molded bakelite, woven textile (cord); H x W x D: 13.5 × 11 × 15.3 cm (5 5/16 in. × 4 5/16 in. × 6 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2018-22-45

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