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Henry Dreyfuss

Model 302 Telephone, 1937

Cast metal, enamel-coated steel, paper, rubber-sheathed cord, electronic components
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York
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Designed by Henry Dreyfuss (American, 1904–72) for Bell Telephone Company (USA). Manufactured by …

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Designed by Henry Dreyfuss (American, 1904–72) for Bell Telephone Company (USA). Manufactured by Western Electric Manufacturing Company (USA).

Collection Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, museum purchase from the Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund, 1994-73-2.

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Western Electric Manufacturing Company (USA)
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Copyright: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution. Photography: Hiro Ihara.
Henry Dreyfuss
American, 1904–1972
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A pioneering American industrial designer, Henry Dreyfuss contributed to domestic life with his …

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A pioneering American industrial designer, Henry Dreyfuss contributed to domestic life with his commitment to functional design, often altering them to better accommodate the user. For Bell Telephone Laboratories, he adapted the rotary phone, making it easier to hold the receiver without hands—a subtle but remarkable …

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About the work
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York
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Designed by Henry Dreyfuss (American, 1904–72) for Bell Telephone Company (USA). Manufactured by …

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Designed by Henry Dreyfuss (American, 1904–72) for Bell Telephone Company (USA). Manufactured by Western Electric Manufacturing Company (USA).

Collection Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, museum purchase from the Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund, 1994-73-2.

Manufacturer
Western Electric Manufacturing Company (USA)
Image rights
Copyright: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution. Photography: Hiro Ihara.
Henry Dreyfuss
American, 1904–1972
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A pioneering American industrial designer, Henry Dreyfuss contributed to domestic life with his …

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A pioneering American industrial designer, Henry Dreyfuss contributed to domestic life with his commitment to functional design, often altering them to better accommodate the user. For Bell Telephone Laboratories, he adapted the rotary phone, making it easier to hold the receiver without hands—a subtle but remarkable …

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Henry Dreyfuss

Model 302 Telephone, 1937

Cast metal, enamel-coated steel, paper, rubber-sheathed cord, electronic components
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