Thermos carafe

Designer Henry Dreyfuss American
Manufacturer The American Thermos Bottle Company (Norwich, Connecticut) American

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Henry Dreyfuss was an American industrial designer known for his streamlined designs for telephones, vacuum cleaners, typewriters, and other household items. He also designed the Mercury train for the New York Central Railroad. This insulated thermos cafe is emblematic of his designs. Crafted of aluminum, the horizontal banding and the handle, which mimics the profile of the Mercury locomotive, both give a sense of modern style to a utilitarian object.

Thermos carafe, Henry Dreyfuss (American, New York 1904–1972 South Pasedena, California), Enamel, aluminum, cork

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