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Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MANUFACTURER Air-King Products Co.
MEDIUM Plaskon (plastic), metal, glass
  • Place Manufactured: New York, New York, United States
  • DATES 1930-1933
    DIMENSIONS 11 3/4 x 8 7/8 x 7 1/2 in. (29.8 x 22.5 x 19.1 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Impressed on radio dial: "AIR KING" Metal label affixed to inside of back: "LICENSED BY / RADIO CORPORATION OF AMERICA / SUPERHETERODYNE ... [three lines of text and patent information] ... AIR KING PRODUCTS CO. INC. / BROOKLYN, N.Y., U.S.A. / MODEL / 60-70 / SER. NO. / A2447"
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 85.9
    CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by The Walter Foundation
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION John Gordon Rideout (American, 1898-1951). Radio, 1930-1933. Plaskon (plastic), metal, glass, 11 3/4 x 8 7/8 x 7 1/2 in. (29.8 x 22.5 x 19.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by The Walter Foundation, 85.9. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 85.9_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Radio, plastic case with metal and glass parts. Rectangular, box-like form of light green plastic with two narrow steps attached to each side. The front decorated with series of seven vertical striations from top to bottom, and four horizontal ones near base. Black on/off and volume buttons to right and left near base and large green tuning knob at center of face. Near top is metal (brass?) plaque showing a male and a female figure in ancient dress placing their hands in middle of abstracted symbol (for radio wave?). Condition information under documentation.
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