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Telephone (USA)

This is a Telephone. It was designed by Henry Dreyfuss and project headed by AT&T and the design director was Donald M. Genaro and firm: Henry Dreyfuss Associates. It is dated ca. 1965 and we acquired it in 1972. Its medium is molded plastic, plastics, metal, electronic components. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

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

  • Model 302 Telephone
  • cast and enamel-coated metal, steel, printed paper, rubber-sheathed cord.
  • Museum purchase from the Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.
  • 1994-73-2
  • Trimline Telephone
  • compression-molded abs plastic, metal, electronic components.
  • Gift of Donald M. Genaro.
  • 2015-43-1

Its dimensions are

9 x 23.5 x 7 cm (3 9/16 x 9 1/4 x 2 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Telephone (USA); Designed by Henry Dreyfuss (American, 1904–1972); Project headed by AT&T; Design Director: Donald M. Genaro (American, b. 1932); Firm: Henry Dreyfuss Associates (United States); molded plastic, plastics, metal, electronic components; 9 x 23.5 x 7 cm (3 9/16 x 9 1/4 x 2 3/4 in.); Gift of Henry Dreyfuss; 1972-88-179-2

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