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Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

1942

  • Work on this object began.

2017

Brochure, Electronics, A New Science for a New World, 1942

This is a brochure. It was designed by Herbert Bayer and made for General Electric Company.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries as part of The World of Radio.

It is dated 1942. Its medium is offset lithograph on paper.

Bayer’s brochure for General Electric promoted FM radio and other forthcoming technologies of its electronics division. On the cover, photo-montaged hands hold a vacuum tube—an early electronic component that vastly improved the detection and amplification of radio signals. Decades of iterations and improvements to this basic technology led to the development of television, computer, and radar systems.

It is credited Smithsonian Libraries.

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Its dimensions are

H x W (closed): 21.1 × 27.9 cm (8 5/16 in. × 11 in.) H x W (open): 21.1 × 55.9 cm (8 5/16 in. × 22 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The World of Radio.

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