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Alexander Leidenfrost for Norman Bel Geddes & Co.
Ashtray for Revere Copper and Brass
Ca. 1935
Pencil on paper

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Norman Bel Geddes Database

Job 290, Revere Copper & Brass - Novelties, 1934-1941

Summary: During the Depression, Revere Copper and Brass enlisted the services of American industrial designers like Bel Geddes to create domestic products that reflected new design trends that might attract new, style-conscious consumers. Geddes’s ashtrays, candy dishes, and other designs incorporated the geometric and sculptural forms of gears and other machine parts.


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Box/Location Folder Description
box 15 290.1 34 Sketches, 2 photostats of sketches Mar-Jul1934.
box 15 290.2 Letter rec. Dec1934.
box 15 290.3 Gifts 1935 catalog and "Price List No. 1".
box 15 290.4 6 Patent drawings, filed Feb1935, issued May1935-Sep1936 with cover letters Jan & Apr1936.
box 15 290.5 Publicity --- Clipping (1935); exhibit labels; booklet "Tomorrow's Homes for the Many" (1940?).
box 15 290.6-7 Record Copy Book. Captions.
photo box 6 290.1-2 36 Record Copy Photographs (2 with captions).
damaged flat files, drawer 3 290.1-2 105 Drawings Mar-Dec1934. Ca. 40 dwgs. cocktail set Nov1934.
flat file 290.1 Publicity --- 8 Offprints (1941).

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