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    Gazelle Palette

    Unknown artist, Egyptian
    Gazelle Palette, 3650-3300 BCE
    Siltstone
    Height: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 14.489

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    stencil (katagami)

    Unknown artist, Japanese
    stencil (katagami), 19th century
    mulberry paper (kozo), silk; persimmon stain, awl cut dots or drill carving (kiribori), thrust cut (tsukibori), sewn reinforcement or threat suspension (itokake)
    41.9 x 32.7 cm (16 1/2 x 12 7/8 inches)
    Bequest of Isaac C. Bates 13.782

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    Katagami (hand-cut paper stencil)

    Unknown artist, Japanese
    Katagami (hand-cut paper stencil), 19th Century
    Handmade mulberry paper (kozo), persimmon tannin
    41.9 x 32.1 cm (16 1/2 x 12 5/8 inches)
    Bequest of Isaac C. Bates 13.463

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    stencil (tool)

    Unknown artist, Japanese
    stencil (tool), 19th Century
    Handmade mulberry paper (kozo), persimmon tannin
    41 x 30.5 cm (16 1/8 x 12 inches)
    Bequest of Isaac C. Bates 13.472

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    Katagami (hand-cut paper stencil)

    Unknown artist, Japanese
    Katagami (hand-cut paper stencil), 19th century
    Handmade mulberry paper (kozo), persimmon tannin
    13.3 x 35.6 cm (5 1/4 x 14 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 05.109

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    Stencil (katagami), erasing stencil (keshigata)

    Unknown artist, Japanese
    Stencil (katagami), erasing stencil (keshigata), 19th Century
    Mulberry paper (kozo); persimmon stain, punch cut (dogubori), thrust cut (tsukibori)
    41 x 31.8 cm (16 1/8 x 12 1/2 inches)
    Bequest of Isaac C. Bates 13.460

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    Katagami (pattern paper), stencil

    Unknown artist, Japanese
    Katagami (pattern paper), stencil, 19th century
    Mulberry paper (kozo); persimmon stain, thrust cut (tsukibori), chisel cut (ichimaizuki), punch cut (dogubori)
    25.4 x 40.6 cm (10 x 16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 05.111

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    Stencil (katagami), main stencil (omogata)

    Unknown artist, Japanese
    Stencil (katagami), main stencil (omogata), 19th Century
    Mulberry paper (kozo); persimmon stain, punch cut (dogubori), thrust cut (tsukibori)
    41 x 31.8 cm (16 1/8 x 12 1/2 inches)
    Bequest of Isaac C. Bates 13.475

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    Rectangular Palette

    Unknown artist, Egyptian
    Rectangular Palette, 3900-3450 BCE
    Graywacke
    Width: 6.7 cm (2 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 15.203

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    Victor Adding Machine

    Raymond Fernand Loewy, designer
    American, 1893-1986
    Victor Adding Machine Company, manufacturer
    American, 1918-ca.1970
    Victor Adding Machine, 1935
    plastic; metal; metal, plated; wood, painted; rubber
    17.8 x 22.2 x 32.4 cm (7 x 8 13/16 x 12 11/16 inches) not including roll of paper
    Gift of Glenn Gissler 2005.97.1

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    Valentine Portable Typewriter and Case

    Ettore Sottsass, designer
    Italian, 1917-2007
    Perry A. King, designer
    British, b. 1938
    Olivetti Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    Italian, 1908-present
    Valentine Portable Typewriter and Case, 1969
    Plastic, rubber and metal
    10.2 x 32.7 x 32.7 cm (4 x 12 7/8 x 12 7/8 inches)
    Gift of Glenn Gissler 2005.97.2

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    Enorme Telephone

    Ettore Sottsass, designer
    Italian, 1917-2007
    Enorme Corporation, manufacturer
    American, early 1980s - ca. 1990
    Enorme Telephone, 1986-1990
    Plastic, rubber
    12.7 x 15.2 x 30.2 cm (5 x 6 x 11 7/8 inches) package
    Gift of Glenn Gissler 2007.37

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    Videosphere (model 3240)

    JVC (Victor Company of Japan, Ltd.)
    Japanese, 1927-
    Videosphere (model 3240), 1970
    CRT television with plastic, glass, and metal components
    TV: 33 x 25.4 cm (13 x 10 inches) diam.
    Gift of Glenn Gissler 2010.109.1

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    Ericofon Telephone

    Telefonaktiebolaget L.M. Ericsson, manufacturer
    Swedish, 1876-
    Ralph Lysell, designer
    Swedish, 1907-1987
    Hugo Blomberg, designer
    Swedish, 1897-1994
    Gösta Thames, designer
    Swedish, b. 1954
    Ericofon Telephone, 1954
    ABS Plastic, rubber and nylon housing
    23.2 x 9.8 x 11.1 cm (9 1/8 x 3 7/8 x 4 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Glenn Gissler 2011.28.2

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    Toaster (model 247400)

    Peter Behrens, designer
    German, 1868-1940
    A.E.G. (Allgemeine Elektricitäts Gesellschaft), manufacturer
    German, 1883 - 1996
    Toaster (model 247400), 1928-1929
    Nickel with black bakelite components
    15.2 x 21 x 11.4 cm (6 x 8 5/16 x 4 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Glenn Gissler 2011.57.1