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Thermos carafe

Designer:
Henry Dreyfuss (American, New York 1904–1972 South Pasedena, California)
Manufacturer:
The American Thermos Bottle Company (Norwich, Connecticut)
Date:
1935
Medium:
Enamel, aluminum, cork
Dimensions:
H. 5-7/8, W. 6, D. 5 inches (14.9 x 15.2 x 12.7 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
John C. Waddell Collection, Gift of John C. Waddell, 1998
Accession Number:
1998.537.3ab
Not on view
Marking: [underside impressed] THE AMERICAN THERMOS BOTTLE CO / NORWICH CONN USA / ¦THE ONLY¦ / THERMOS REG. U.S. PAT. OFFICE NO 539 VACUUM BOTTLE / DESIGNED BY / HENRY DREYFUSS
John C. Waddell, New York (until 1998; his gift to MMA)

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a New Age," May 16, 2000–January 7, extended to February 4, 2001, unnumbered cat. (p. 156).

Newport Beach, Calif. Orange County Museum of Art. "American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a New Age," May 25–August 19, 2001, unnumbered cat.

Flint, Mich. Flint Institute of Arts. "American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a New Age," September 14–December 16, 2001, unnumbered cat.

Philadelphia. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. "American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a New Age," January 11–April 7, 2002, unnumbered cat.

Charlotte, N. C. Mint Museum of Craft and Design. "American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a New Age," May 3–July 28, 2002, unnumbered cat.

Tulsa, Okla. Philbrook Museum of Art. "American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a New Age," August 23–November 17, 2002, unnumbered cat.

London. Victoria and Albert Museum. "Art Deco 1910–1939," March 27–July 20, 2003, unnumbered cat.

Toronto. Royal Ontario Museum. "Art Deco 1910–1939," September 15, 2003–January 4, 2004, unnumbered cat.

California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "Art Deco 1910–1939," March 13–July 5, 2004, unnumbered cat.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "Art Deco 1910–1939," September 19, 2004–January 9, 2005, unnumbered cat.

Gilbert Seldes. A Record of Industrial Designs by Henry Dreyfuss, 1929 through 1946. New York, [1946], unpaginated, ill.

Russell Flinchum. Henry Dreyfuss, Industrial Designer: The Man in the Brown Suit. New York, 1997, p. 112, ill. (similar design).

David A. Hanks and Anne Hoy. American Streamlined Design: The World of Tomorrow. Paris, 2005, pp. 76–77, 269 n. 51, nos. 25 and 26, ill. (color; Brill collection, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts).



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