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Trimline Telephone

This is a telephone. It was designed by Henry Dreyfuss and project headed by Donald M. Genaro and made for Bell Telephone Laboratories and firm: Henry Dreyfuss Associates. It is dated 1968 and we acquired it in 1972. Its medium is plastic, metal, electronic components. 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 Body Odor and Sticky Feet.

This object was donated by Henry Dreyfuss. It is credited Gift of Henry Dreyfuss.

  • Telephone, Princess
  • thermoplastic case, steel base, electronic components .
  • Anonymous lender.
  • 15.2013.8

Its dimensions are

8 x 23.5 x 7.5 cm (3 1/8 x 9 1/4 x 2 15/16 in.)

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Trimline Telephone; Designed by Henry Dreyfuss (American, 1904–1972); Project headed by Donald M. Genaro (American, b. 1932); Made for Bell Telephone Laboratories (United States); Firm: Henry Dreyfuss Associates (United States); USA; plastic, metal, electronic components; 8 x 23.5 x 7.5 cm (3 1/8 x 9 1/4 x 2 15/16 in.); Gift of Henry Dreyfuss; 1972-88-179-1

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