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Convertible Black-Board Desk, "Lewytoy Line"

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Steel, chromed tubular steel, particle board
  • Place Manufactured: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • DATES Patented May 22, 1945
    DIMENSIONS 27 1/2 x 28 1/2 x 17 15/16 in. (69.9 x 72.4 x 45.6 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Remant of printed label on inside of drawer, black lettering on yellow ground: "[PRO]DUCT OF/ ...W]YT.../ [CORPO]RATION/ [BROOK]LYN, N. Y./ [PATE]NT PENDING" [Lewyt Corp.- see Historical Attribution]
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2011.44.1
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Jacqueline Loewe Fowler
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Carl E. Meyerhoefer (German, 1908-1995). Convertible Black-Board Desk, "Lewytoy Line," Patented May 22, 1945. Steel, chromed tubular steel, particle board, 27 1/2 x 28 1/2 x 17 15/16 in. (69.9 x 72.4 x 45.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Jacqueline Loewe Fowler, 2011.44.1. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, CUR.2011.44.1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Lightweight child's desk with single drawer, convertible black-board top and shelving to one side. Chromed tubular steel frame, main section in lightweight steel with single drawer at front, shelving to one side of desk, red particle board top of desk, rear of desk with at each side protruding horizontal wings to hold a separate red particle and blackboard surface top.
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    Convertible Black-Board Desk, "Lewytoy Line"