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"Soda King" Syphon Bottle

Designer:
Norman Bel Geddes (American, Adrian, Michigan 1893–1958 New York)
Designer:
Worthen Paxton (American, Washington, Pennsylvania 1905–1977 New York, New York)
Manufacturer:
Walter Kidde Sales Company, Bloomfield, New Jersey
Date:
1938
Medium:
Chrome-plated metal, brass, paint, rubber
Dimensions:
H. 9-3/4 inches, Diam. 4-3/8 inches (24.8 x 11.1 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
John C. Waddell Collection, Gift of John C. Waddell, 2000
Accession Number:
2000.600.6
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 912
John C. Waddell, New York (by 1999–2000; 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. 99; lent by John C. Waddell, Promised Gift of John C. Waddell).

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. (p. 453).

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.

Norman Bel Geddes. Miracle in the Evening. Ed. William Kelley. Garden City, N. Y., 1960, p. 348.

Alastair Duncan. American Art Deco. New York, 1986, ill. p. 87 (Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Montreal collection), dates it about 1935.

Stephen Visakay. Vintage Bar Ware: Identification and Value Guide. Paducah, Ky., 1997, pp. 92–93, ill. (color; Stephen Visakay collection and patent design).

David A. Hanks and Anne Hoy. American Streamlined Design: The World of Tomorrow. Paris, 2005, p. 167, no. 100, ill. (color; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts collection), call it "Siphon Bottle: 'Soda King'" and date it about 1938.



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