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On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Fiberglass, wood, metal, rubber
  • Place Manufactured: Zeeland, Michigan, United States
  • DATES ca. 1950
    DIMENSIONS 26 1/2 x 24 3/4 x 27 1/8 in. (67.3 x 62.9 x 68.9 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS On underside of seat: (1) Stamped in black, "SEP 16 1959" (2) White rectangular sticker printed in black, "This product manufactured under one or / more of the following patents: / [list of patent numbers in 3 columns, 1st column] D 147 163 / D 147 614 / D 147 615 / D 150 683 / D 150 684 / D 150 685 / [2nd column] D 151 119 / D 152 949 / D 152 272 / D 152 273 / D 152 274 / D 152 275 / [3rd column] 2 395 468 / 2 554 490 / 2 649 136 / 2 667 210 / 2 708 476 / 2 738 835 [end 3rd column] / and patents pending. For more specific / information on patents covering this / produce write: / HERMAN MILLER FURNITURE COMPANY / Zeeland, Michigan."
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2002.107.4
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Dr. Alvin E. Friedman-Kien
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Dark gray fiberglass molded into deep bucket seat with integral sides, arms, and back; all edges curved back, wider edges form armrests; top of seat back rounded. Seat raised on four canted, tubular metal legs; seat joined to legs with screws and rubber mounts. Legs criss-crossed by thinner tubular metal bent around all four legs. Legs attached with screws to two curved wooden runners forming the rockers. CONDITION: Good; a few deep scratches in fiberglass seat; wooden rockers are worn on underside and have allover scuffs and black marks.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION Charles Eames (American, 1907–1978). Rocker, ca. 1950. Fiberglass, wood, metal, rubber, 26 1/2 x 24 3/4 x 27 1/8 in. (67.3 x 62.9 x 68.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. Alvin E. Friedman-Kien, 2002.107.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2002.107.4_bw.jpg)
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