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Thermos Bottle and Cups

Designer:
Henry Dreyfuss (American, New York 1904–1972 South Pasedena, California)
Manufacturer:
The American Thermos Bottle Company (Norwich, Connecticut)
Date:
ca. 1933
Medium:
Metal, glass, urea-formaldehyde plastic, paint, cork
Dimensions:
H. 13-3/4, W. 4, D. 3-7/8 inches (34.9 x 10.2 x 9.8 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
John C. Waddell Collection, Gift of John C. Waddell, 1998
Accession Number:
1998.537.8a-f
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 912
Marking: Impressed (base): THE AMERICAN / THERMOS / BOTTLE CO. / NORWICH, CONN. / THERMOS / REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. / VACUUM BOTTLE / 370. / MADE IN / U.S.A; stamped
(on cork stopper): THE ONLY / THERMOS
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. 98).

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.

Gilbert Seldes. 10 Years of Industrial Design: Henry Dreyfuss, 1929–1939, New York. New York, 1939, unpaginated, ill.



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