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Elevator cab

Designer:
Corbett, Harrison & MacMurray (American)
Designer:
Hood & Fouilhoux (American)
Designer:
Reinhard & Hofmeister (American)
Manufacturer:
Mr. and Mrs. S.E. Barnette
Manufacturer:
W. S. Tyler Cab Co.
Date:
1935
Medium:
Spanish elm ("Camaletta" wood) and metal (copper, zinc, nickel alloy) on steel
Dimensions:
exterior (taken from platform after removal of cab): W. 84, D. 72 inches (7 x 6 feet; 213.4 x 182.9 cm.) interior: H. 97 inches (8 feet 1 inch; 246.4 cm.) W. 80 inches (6 feet 8 inch; 203.2 cm.) D. to front wall 61 inches (5 feet 1 inch; 154.9 cm.); to exterior of doorway 67 inches (5 feet, 7 inches; 170.2 cm.) doorway: H. 84 inches (7 feet; 213.4 cm.) W. 48 inches (4 feet; 121.9 cm.)
Classification:
Woodwork-Architectural
Credit Line:
Gift of Westinghouse Electric Corporation and Rockefeller Center, Inc., 1979
Accession Number:
1979.110a-j
Not on view
Marking: (on threshold): Westinghouse; (on floor plug): W; (label on exterior of front wall): METAL-TYLER-WOOD/ trademark/ Metylwood/ Reg US Patent Office/ ELEVATOR CARS - ELEVATOR ENTRANCES
Westinghouse Electric Corporation and Rockefeller Center, Inc. (1935–79; their gift to MMA)

"International Building." Architectural Forum 63 (November 1935), pp. 462–68, ill.

Penelope Hunter-Stiebel. "The Decorative Arts of the Twentieth Century." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 37 (Winter 1979–1980), pp. 40–41, ill. (color).



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