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Marshall Johnson collection of cookware and appliance design drawings

Accession 2268.II

Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
research@hagley.org

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Marshall Johnson collection of cookware and appliance design drawings
Dates: 1922-1989
Accession Number: 2268.II
Creator: Johnson, Marshall, 1938-
Extent: 10 linear feet
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Abstract: This collection consists of various drawings which detail the conception and design of household consumer goods produced by Wear-Ever Aluminum, Inc., a subsidiary of the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa). More specifically, these goods consist of cooking utensils, giftware, and appliances.
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Administrative Information


Provenance

Donation of Marshall Johnson, 2002

Location of Copies

Copies of some items are located in Accession 2005.253, Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library

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Historical Note

Marshall B. Johnson

Marshall B. Johnson was born on December 5, 1938 in Mineola, Long Island, New York. Graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1960 he went to work for seven years at Black and Decker. In 1967, Johnson moved to Pittsburgh to join Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa). He was transferred to the Wear-Ever cookware division in Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1971. While there he designed small electrical appliances. He also designed cutlery for the Alcas/Cutco division in Olean, New York. Johnson learned about the human hand working with Tom Lamb on handle projects. Johnson designed kitchen electrics, product graphics, and provided custom product models for over forty-five house-wares industry shows before his retirement in 2001. He is a past chair of the Industrial Designers Society of America Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic chapters.

Wear-Ever Aluminum, Inc.

In 1886, Charles Martin Hall, a chemist, perfected the electrochemical reduction process that extracted aluminum from bauxite ore. Prior to his discovery, there had been no easy or inexpensive way to perform this process. An associate of Hall's introduced him to Alfred Hunt, a metallurgist, and the two founded the Pittsburgh Reduction Company in 1888. In 1907 the company was renamed Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa).

The new company was faced with two challenges. One was to generate a market and encourage manufacturers to use aluminum. The second was to increase production in order to cut costs through economies of scale. They also recognized that they needed to insure themselves against the eventual expiration of Hall's patent, thereby losing their monopoly on the process of aluminum extraction. To prepare for this they began buying bauxite mines and power generating facilities in the mid 1890s.

Alcoa became successful in promoting aluminum by entering the field of cookware. In 1901 The Aluminum Cooking Utensil Company, Inc. (TACU) was created as a subsidiary company to market aluminum cooking utensils made by the Pittsburgh Reduction Company. The products were sold door to door primarily by college students. Wear-Ever created the first widely accepted and available aluminum based consumer products of the time. The name Wear-Ever, Inc., was adopted in 1903 with manufacturing and administration located in New Kensington, Pennsylvania. They exhibited hotel-ware and household utensils at the St. Louis World's Fair. In 1912, TACU sold a complete line of aluminum cooking utensils to the McAlphin Hotel in New York and the United States Marine Corps adopted Wear-Ever aluminum utensils as standard issue.

Alcoa sought new market opportunities. The success of Chase Brass & Copper Company's giftware lines inspired Alcoa to expand their own product line beyond utilitarian cookware. Alcoa hired industrial designer, Lurelle Guild, and Kensington Ware, was introduced in the fall of 1934. The giftware line featured items in five categories; table and service, decorative pieces, drinking appurtenances, smoker's articles, and desk accessories.

The first showings of Kensington giftware were at the Chicago Gift Show in July 1934 and the New York Gift Show in August 1934. Guild designed a New York showroom on the twenty-first floor of the RCA Building, which opened in the fall of 1934. The products were successful and additions were rapidly added to the line.

Alcoa promoted Kensington Ware as superior to silver, pewter, and chromium and stated that it did not tarnish or stain, and only needed basic cleaning to maintain its luster. The metal was not supposed to fingerprint easily and the hard surface was supposed to be resistant to scuffing and wear. However, aluminum was easily scratched and the rims were susceptible to nicks and dents. Alcoa advertised that Lurelle Guild used brass mounts on the silvery aluminum, reflecting a trend in that period's jewelry market (i.e. platinum/gold, silver/gold). Common motifs and designs were laurel, sheaves of wheat, and stepped knobs, which were also common on French style Art Deco. It was also advertised that the new giftware would match well with other pieces of either early primitive style or new modern style. Kensington Ware was also marketed as heirloom quality and easily engraved.

In the fall of 1935, Alcoa began advertising Kensington Ware in various magazines, including Vogue, House Beautiful, American Home, Atlantic Monthly, Harper's Magazine, House and Garden, Country Life, Spur, and Time. Lurelle Guild continued to design new products, which were introduced into the Kensington giftware line throughout the 1930s and 1940s. After World War II production of the Kensington line was discontinued.

Alcoa had experimented with aluminum furniture as early as 1924 but had little success in convincing other manufacturers to use their metal. Their first attempts at furniture were not modern pieces, but more traditional styles with upholstery and faux wood grain enamel since Americans still had a taste for more traditional designs. In 1934 Alcoa sold its furniture subsidiary to General Fireproofing in Youngstown, Ohio and turned away from furniture until after World War II. In 1947, Alcoa reintroduced aluminum and hardwood furniture as a Kensington Line designed by Lurelle Guild. Guild designed furniture for living, dining, and bedroom, including chairs, tables, consoles, vanity desks, bed headboards, nightstands, chests and a glazed cabinet. Guild's designs were modern, and Alcoa sold over 400,000 Kensington and Wear-Ever chairs before discontinuing the line in 1952.

In 1955 Wear Ever Aluminum, Inc., introduced the first super-heated food steamer, and the company entered into the commercial food warming business. On January 1, 1966, Wear-Ever Aluminum, Inc., was reorganized into an integrated marketing-manufacturing subsidiary of Alcoa. The manufacturing facilities and headquarters were moved to Chillicothe, Ohio from New Kensington in 1967. In 1971 the Lincoln Manufacturing Inc., which produced stainless-steel foodservice equipment, entered a joint ownership arrangement with Alcoa to make aluminum foodservice equipment. Alco bought Lincoln outright in 1976. Lincoln was then sold to Wesray Manufacturing, Inc., in 1982. Today, Lincoln still makes over 300 commercial and institutional foodservice products under the Wear-Ever brand.

Alcoa's other products included a Bent Glass line, an aluminum series named Moiré (because of its moiré finish), and a line of imitation silver/silver plated serving pieces called Traditional. Throughout the late 1960s and into the late 1980s, Wear-Ever was involved in the production of electrical household appliances with companies such as Proctor Silex (merged with Wear-Ever in 1986). However, the most collectible items still remain the Lurelle Guild designed Kensington Ware from the 1930s, as well as other Art Deco pieces.

Lurelle Guild

Lurelle Guild was born in Syracuse, New York in 1898. He attended Syracuse University where he studied painting, as well as some freelance designing. After graduation he and his wife relocated to New York City. He was a student of 17th and 18th century design and crafting methods. Using his training in art and mechanical drawing, Guild worked in art industries, namely home furnishings and decorative arts.

Guild started his own business called Lurelle Guild Associates. With an eight person staff, the company made models and worked on product development. He also started Dale Decorators, which was a door-to-door decorating service. This enterprise employed over one hundred women who marketed wallpapers, curtains, and carpeting.

Guild played an active role in product development and marketing. He placed samples of his products in retail shops and surveyed potential customers. In one instance, Guild even put refrigerators, including those of his competitors, into a truck and drove them into a local neighborhood in order poll the residents. When Guild invented a new product, he patented it and then assigned the patent to the manufacturer, charging a fee and then royalties. Guild responded to a company's needs and requests for certain types of products and improvements to some already produced. This explains why so many derivations of Kensington Ware items are in existence.

Lurelle Guild was also a talented exhibit designer. He designed the Kensington showroom in Rockefeller Center in New York City. Indirect lighting was used from below display shelves. The walls were painted so that they graduated from dark blue-green to white and the linoleum floors were color schemed to match them. He also designed the permanent "museum" at Alcoa's New York offices, which displayed individual products as works of art, utilizing modern display tables of extruded aluminum and z-shaped window treatments that eliminated glare and allowed daylight to enter the room at various angles.

Not much is known of Lurelle Guild's later years. In 1979 he was asked to provide some information for an Art Deco exhibit in Pittsburgh, assembled by the American Society of Interior Designers. He offered to lend his own Kensington pieces for the exhibit, but unfortunately many of them were lost when the cook at his Bermuda home passed away, taking with him the knowledge of to whom he had loaned the Kensington Ware. Guild died in 1986.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of various drawings which detail the conception and design of household consumer goods produced by Wear-Ever Aluminum, Inc., a subsidiary of the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa). More specifically, these goods consist of cooking utensils, giftware, and appliances.

Of the 489 drawings in the collection, 367 show Wear-Ever and Kensington Ware aluminum products (1922-1960). These drawings, for the most part, are on linen and are the design drawings for coffeepots, tea kettles, pots, pans, and Kensington giftware. The rest of the 122 drawings are of electric household appliances from the 1970s and 1980s.

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

I. Wear-Ever and Kensington Ware Design Drawings, 1922-1960, bulk 1930-1940
Arrangement
The drawings are arranged in order by drawing number. A "KW" drawing number indicates Kensington Ware items, which comprises the largest section of the series.
Scope and Content
This series consists of design drawings, particularly of the Kensington Ware line of giftware products. There are a number of design drawings of various tea kettles and coffeepots, but the more significant drawings are those Kensington Ware items based on the designs of Lurelle Guild illustrating modernity, machine art, and Art Deco style. Some examples of Guild designed giftware are the Gainsborough Vase, the Marlborough Vase, Zodiac Platter, and Coldchester Cocktail Shaker.
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1 1 No. SF-116 Spout (The United States Aluminum Co.), drawn by W. F. C., August 8, 1921
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1 1 No. SF-142 Coffee Pot Handles, drawn D. F. L. & A. D., May 23, 1927
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1 1 No. SF-187 Tea Kettle Bails With Alaska Grips, drawn by G. S. S., January 27, 1930
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1 1 No. SF-378 Loop Handles, drawn by J. J. M., December 23, 1935
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1 1 No. SF-460 Case & Strap, drawn by Hunter, December 20, 1939
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1 1 No. SF-467 Canteen (New Style) Case & Strap, drawn by Hunter, March 8, 1940
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1 2 No. SU-463 Ricer Assembly, drawn by A. Dangaix, September 18, 1929
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1 2 No. SU-472 Pitcher [1 of 3 drawn by J.J.M., October 19, 1934; 2-3 drawn by Bowers, February 1, 1932]
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1 2 No. SU-741 1/4 Triplicate Saucepan, drawn by J.T.W., September 19, 1927
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1 2 No. SU-742 Triplicate Saucepan, drawn by J. T. W., September 22, 1927
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1 2 No. SU-742 3/4 Triplicate Saucepan, drawn by J. T. W., September 23, 1927
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1 2 No. SU-2081 Triplicate Saucepan, drawn by D. F. L., November 4, 1935
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1 2 No. SU-2081 3/4 Triplicate Saucepan, drawn by D. F. L., May 12, 1931
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1 2 No. SU-955 Tea Kettle Assembly, drawn by H. M. M., July 22, 1927
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1 3 No. SU-966 Drip Coffee Maker, drawn by Bowers, December 2, 1949
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1 3 No. SU-973 Percolator Assembly, drawn by D. F. L., January 10, 1929
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1 3 No. SU-1032G Milk Pail, drawn by Murin, December 8, 1936
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1 3 No. SU-1273 Electric Percolator, drawn by D. F. L., April 8, 1929
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1 3 No. SU-1346 Electric Percolator, drawn by D. F. L., September 6, 1929
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1 3 No. SU-2022 Pitcher, drawn by J. J. M., September 25, 1933
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1 3 No. SU-2031 Drip Coffee Pot, drawn by J. J. M., April 26, 1934
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1 3 No. SU-2032 Drip Pot, drawn by D. F. L., March 22, 24, 27, 1934
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1 4 No. SU-2055-H Pan & Cover, drawn by R. Hunter, February 15, 1939
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1 4 No. SU-2206G Coffee Pot, drawn by Stuckly, November 4, 1936
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1 4 No. SU-2210 Drip Coffee Pot, drawn by D. F. L., October 16, 1930
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1 4 No. SU-2252 Pan & Cover Assembly, drawn by D. F. L., February 23, 1935
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1 4 No. SU-2303 Convex Sauce Pan, drawn by D. F. L., March 9, 1928
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1 4 No. SU-2320 Asparagus Cooker, drawn by A. Dangaix, December 16, 1932
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1 4 No. SU-2334 Tip-n-Drain, drawn by D. F. L., September 12, 1936
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1 4 No. SU-2434 Double Boiler, drawn by D. F. L., January 4, 1922
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1 4 No. SU-2472 Pudding Boiler, drawn by D. F. L., December 23, 1927
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1 4 No. SU-2592 Double Fry Pan, drawn by D. F. L., December 3, 1923
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1 5 No. SU-2644 1/2 Dutch Oven, drawn by J. J. M., April 1, 1936
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1 5 No. SU-2903 Pan, drawn by A. D., December 18, 1931
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1 5 No. SU-3006 Percolator, drawn by J. J. M., November 1-2, 1935
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1 5 No. SU-3006 Percolator Cover, drawn by J. H. Heilman, May 21, 1964
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1 5 No. SU-3006 Bell Percolator, drawn by G. L. A., undated
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1 5 No. SU-3006-E Coffee Brewer, drawn by J. J. M., February 23, 1932
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1 5 No. SU-3008 Bell Shaped Percolator [1 of 2 drawn by Bowers, October 31, 1935; 2 of 2 drawn by J. H. H., September 16, 1960]
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1 5 No. SU-3008 Percolator Cover, drawn by J. H. Heilman, May 27, 1964
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1 5 No. SU-3008-E Coffee Brewer, drawn by J. J. M., February 22, 1933
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1 6 No. SU-3012 Bell Shaped Percolator [1 of 2 drawn by Bowers, March 28, 193(?), March 31, 19(?); 2 of 2 drawn by D. F. L., November 17, 1933]
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1 6 No. SU-3055 Tea Kettle, drawn by C. R. B. & J. J. M., December 13, 1932
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1 6 No. SU-3073 Whistling Tea Kettle, drawn by Bowers, October 9, 1940
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1 6 No. SU-3088, drawn by A. L. A., undated
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1 6 No. SU-3092 1/2 Electric Range Tea Kettle, drawn by La Lama, December 9, 1936
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1 6 No. SU-3102 Soup Strainer Assembly, drawn by D. F. L., October 9, 1922
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1 6 No. SU-3410 Cover, drawn by D. F. L., January 6, 1921
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1 6 No. SU-5051 Drip Coffee Pot Assembly, drawn by J. J. M., December 28, 1932
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1 6 No. SU-5052 Oval Drip Coffee Maker, drawn by D. F. L., September 16, 1931
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1 7 No. SU-5061 Bell Shaped Percolator, drawn by J. J. M., January 5, 1933
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1 7 No. SU-5072 Wear Ever Drip Coffee Maker, drawn by Bowers & J. R. S., May 6, 1931
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1 7 No. SU-5081 1/2 Double Boiler Assembly, drawn by C. R. B., September 8, 1931
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1 7 No. SU-6004 Pot Assembly, drawn by R. F. S., March 12, 1931
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1 8 No. KW-7000 Blotter Holder (with serrated edges, 7006 without these), drawn by La Lama, Lurelle Guild design, Waverly Blotter Holder pg. 108, February 27, 1937
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1 8 No. KW-7001 Memo Pad, drawn by La Lama, Lurelle Guild design, Waverly Memorandum Book pg. 109, February 27, 1937, May 13, 1937 (2); 3
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1 8 No. KW-7004 Calendar Holder, drawn by Bowers, Lurelle Guild design, Waverly Calendar Holder pg. 112, June 14, 1935
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1 8 No. KW-7006 Blotter Holder, drawn by Bowers, Lurelle Guild design, Waverly Blotter Holder pg. 108, January 11, 1935
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1 8 No. KW-7007 Pad Holder, drawn by Bowers, Lurelle Guild design, Jot-It Memorandum Pad Holder pg. 113, January 12, 1935
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1 8 No. KW-7010 Memo Pad, drawn by Bowers, July 29, 1940 [Possibly a Lurelle Guild design. Listed as a Jot-It product of which Guild designed the Memo Pad Holder (KW-7007)]
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1 8 No. KW-7012 Kleenex Tissue Box Holder, drawn by Bowers & La Lama, March 31, 1937 [Lido Lipstick Tissue Holder pg. 114]
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1 9 No. KW-7013 Memorandum Paper Roll Holder, drawn by La Lama, October 15, 18, 1937 [Lurelle Guild, Oxford Memo Roll pgs. 114-115]
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1 9 No. KW-7029 Vase, drawn by La Lama, November 11, 1936 [Lurelle Guild, Gainsborough Vase pg. 35]
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1 9 No. KW-7030 9 1/2" Vase, drawn by La Lama, May 9, 11, 1936 [Lurelle Guild design, Sherwood Vase pg. 35]
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1 9 No. KW-7031 Laurel Vase, drawn by La Lama, May 25-27, 1937 [Lurelle Guild design, Marlborough Vase pg. 32]
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1 10 No. KW-7032 Flower Vase [1 of 2 drawn by W. Geneitis, July 20, 19402 of 2 drawn by Murin, July 1, 1940Kingston Vase pg. 35]
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1 10 No. KW-7050 Golden Chatham Tray, drawn by Lecnar, March 26, 1957
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1 10 No. KW-7055 Golden Dorchester Tray, drawn by Lecnar, March 27, 1957
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1 10 No. KW-7060 Golden Dorchester Tray, drawn by Lecnar, April 1, 1957
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1 10 No. KW-7065 Golden Dorchester Canapé Plate, drawn by Lecnar, April 2, 1957
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1 10 No. KW-7070 Golden Dorchester Canapé Plate, drawn by Lecnar, April 2, 1957
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1 10 No. KW-7072 Golden Regency Canapé Plate, drawn by Lecnar, April 3, 1957
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2 11 No. KW-7100 Zodiac Tray, drawn by Murin, June 8, 1937 [Lurelle Guild design, Zodiac Tray pg. 20]
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2 11 No. KW-7102 15" Platter, drawn by D. F. L., June 4, 1935 [Lurelle Guild design, Compass Platter (companion to Zodiak tray) pg. 24]
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2 11 No. KW-7104 Cheese & Cracker Server [1 of 2 drawn by D. F. L., January 16, 19352 of 2 drawn by Topping, July 28, 1938Carlton G. Towne design, York Cheese and Cracker Server pg. 84]
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2 11 No. KW-7105 Platter, drawn by Bowers, December 17, 1935 [Lurelle Guild design, Aztec Footed Platter pgs. 77-78]
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2 11 No. KW-7106 Platter, drawn by Murin, October 4, 1937 [Lurelle Guild design, Cortez Footed Platter pgs. 77-78]
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2 11 No. KW-7107 Constellation Platter, drawn by R. Hunter, June 5, 1939 [Lurelle Guild design, Constellation Platter pg. 29]
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2 11 No. KW-7109 Laurel Tray, drawn by Murin, June 11, 1937 [Lurelle Guild design, Laurel Tray (7110 pg. 86)]
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2 11 No. KW-7112 Tray, drawn by Bowers, April 21, 1938 [Lurelle Guild design, Mayfair Round Tray pg. 85]
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2 12 No. KW-7120 Fruit Bowl, drawn by Bowers, August 15, 1950
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2 12 No. KW-7130 Well & Tree Platter, drawn by Bowers, July 27, 1950; July 31, 1950; July 25, 1950; 3 items
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2 12 No. 7148 Serving Tray, drawn by Bowers, July 12, 18, 1956 [Chatham Tray pg. 90, 127]
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2 12 No. 7150 Cocktail Tray, drawn by J. J. M., February 8, 1935 [Radcliffe Tray]
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2 12 No. 7151 Rectangular Tray, drawn by Bowers, January 10-11, 1935 [Chelsea Serving Tray]
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2 12 No. 7151 1/2 Tray Divider & Board, drawn by J. J. M., August 12, 1936 [Chelsea Buffet Server]
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2 13 No. 7152 Rectangular Tray, drawn by Bowers, June 12, 1935 [Lurelle Guild desing, Clipper Ship Buffet Server pg. 88]
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2 13 No. 7152 1/2 Tray Divider [1 of 2 drawn by Nelson, June 29, 19352 of 2 drawn by D. F. L., September 17, 1935Lurelle Guild designer, Clipper Ship Buffet Server]
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2 13 No. KW-7153 Rectangular Tray, drawn by F. A. H., August 23, 1935 [Lurelle Guild design, Clipper Ship Tray pg. 88]
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2 13 No. KW-7154 Tray [1 of 2 drawn by J.J.M. and Bowers, September 3, 19352 of 2 drawn by Bowers, November 16, 1935Lurelle Guild design, Hunt Tray pg. 87]
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2 13 No. KW-7155 Bread Tray, drawn by Bowers, June 20, September 3, 1935 [Lurelle Guild design, Dover Tray pg. 73]
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2 14 No. KW-7156 Tray, drawn by J. R. S., July 29, 1936 [Lurelle Guild design, Hunt Serving Tray pg. 87]
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2 14 No. KW-7157 Rectangular Tray, drawn by La Lama, May 2, 1938 [Chelsea Serving Tray pg. 75 (picture is example of Art Deco leaf)]
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2 14 No. KW-7158 Bread Tray, drawn by La Lama, December 16, 1938 [Lurelle Guild design, Irvington Tray pgs. 73-74 (example of Art Deco)]
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2 14 No. KW-7159 Tray, drawn by Murin, December 9, 1938 [Savoy Round Tray pg. 72]
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2 14 No. KW-7160 Serving Tray, drawn by Stuckley, October 3, 1940
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2 14 No. KW-7160 Engine Tray, drawn by (C.) W. R., December 3, 1953
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2 14 No. KW-7161 Rectangular Tray, drawn by La Lama, December 13-14, 1940
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2 14 No. KW-7162 Army Tray, drawn by Hunter, January 17, 1941 [Lurelle Guild design, pg. 29 (tray with detail of minute man, muskets and stars)]
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2 15 No. KW-7162 Dorchester Tray, drawn by Bowers, August 7, 1954 [Dorchester Tray pg. 80]
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2 15 No. KW-7163 Savoy Square Tray, drawn by Lecnar, November 23, 1954
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2 15 No. KW-7164 Commodore Perry Tray, drawn by Lecnar, November 23, 1954
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2 15 No. KW-7165 "Queen" Tray, drawn by (C.) W. R, January 21, 1955 [Queen Tray pg. 80]
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2 15 No. KW-7166 Square Tray, drawn by Nelson, October 12, 1955 [Square Tray, plain]
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2 16 No. KW-7200 Coffee Server [1 of 4 drawn by Murin, August 16, 19372 of 4 drawn by Bowers, August 31, 19383 of 4 drawn by Bowers, September 2, 19384 of 4 drawn by Murin, August 16, 1937Lurelle Guild design, Mayfair Coffee and Tea Service pgs. 100-103]
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2 16 No. KW-7202 Cream Pitcher, drawn by D. F. L., September 21, October 3, 1935 [Lurelle Guild design, Mayfair Creamer pgs. 100-103]
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2 16 No. KW-7203 Sugar Bowl, drawn by D. F. L., September 5, 11, 1935 [Lurelle Guild design, Mayfair Sugar Bowl pgs. 100-103]
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2 16 No. KW-7207 Cream Pitcher, drawn by Stuckley, May 10, 1939 [Beverly Creamer pg. 106]
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2 17 No. KW-7231 Pitcher, drawn by Bowers, March 13-14, 1935 [Lurelle Guild design, Mayfair Pitcher pg. 92]
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2 17 No. KW-7232 Pitcher [1 of 2 drawn by Bowers and La Lama, April 19, 1937, March 11, 19372 of 2 drawn by Bowers, April 19, 1937Lurelle Guild design, Riviera Pitcher pg. 97]
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2 17 No. KW-7244 Ice Bowl, drawn by Stuckley, October 2, 1940
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2 17 No. KW-7245 Ice Jar, drawn by Bowers, May 9, 1939 [Lurelle Guild design, Newport Ice Bowl pg. 98]
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2 17 No. KW-7246 Bowl, drawn by Murin, July 9, 1937 [Coldchester Ice Bowl pg. 49]
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2 17 No. KW-7247 Ice Tongs, drawn by J. J. M., April 9, 1936 [Lurelle Guild design, Coldchester Ice Tongs pg. 98]
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2 17 No. KW-7249 Old Fashioned Cup, drawn by Murin, October 5, 1938 [Coldchester Old-Fashioned Cup]
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2 18 No. KW-7251 Cocktail Shaker, drawn by Atwood, August 4, 1937 [Lurelle Guild design, Coldchester Cocktail Shaker pg. 99]
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2 18 No. KW-7252 Beverage Cup, drawn by J. J. M., December 28, 1934 [Coldchester Tumbler pg. 93]
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2 18 No. KW-7253 Cocktail Cup, drawn by D. F. L., November 19, 1935 [Lurelle Guild design, Coldchester Cocktail Cups pg. 99]
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2 18 No. KW-7255 Tumbler, drawn by Bowers, March 18, 1938 [Riviera Tumblers]
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2 18 No. KW-7261 Gravy Boat, drawn by D. F. L., May 25, 27, 1936 [Lurelle Guild design, Southampton Sauce Boat pg. 71]
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2 19 No. KW-7300 Coaster Plain & Ornamented, drawn by Atwood, August 23, 1937 [Vanity Fair Coasters]
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2 19 No. KW-7301 Butter Plate, drawn by Lecnar, July 7, 1949 [Vanity Fair Butter Plate pg. 72]
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2 19 No. KW-7314 Celery Dish, drawn by Hunter, June 1, 1939 [Lurelle Guild design, Clifton Celery Dish pg. 75-76]
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2 19 No. KW-7316 Canapé Plate, drawn by Bowers, November 2, 1936 [Nassau Canapé Plate]
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2 19 No. KW-7317 Service Plate, drawn by Murin, September 23, 1937 [Plain Service Plate]
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2 19 No. KW-7320 Canapé Plate, drawn by La Lima, April 1, 1937 [Northumberland Canapé Plate]
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2 19 No. KW-7321 Canapé Plate, drawn by Hunter, April 19, 1937 [Havana Canapé Plate pg. 69]
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2 19 No. KW-7322 Canapé Plate, drawn by Stuckley, October 4, 1940
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2 19 No. KW-7324 Dorchester Plate, drawn by (illegible), October 4, 1940
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2 19 No. KW-7325 Savoy Canapé Platter, drawn by Lecnar, November 24, 1954
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2 20 No. KW-7326 Canapé Plate, drawn by La Lima, April 5, 1937 [Bimini Canapé Platter pg. 69]
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2 20 No. KW-7326 Canapé Plate [1 of 2 drawn by Lecnar, May 6, 19572 of 2 drawn by Heintz, March 25, 1953Bimini pg. 69]
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2 20 No. KW-7327 Platter, drawn by Lecnar, September 30, 1954 [Canapé Plate, Plain]
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2 20 No. KW-7328 Salad Plate, drawn by Murin, April 5, 1938 [Burmuda Plate, Plain]
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2 20 No. KW-7330 Salad Plate, drawn by Murin, April 5, 1938 [Malolo Plate pg. 91]
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2 20 No. KW-7331 Shell Design Plate, drawn by Murin, October 19, 1938 [Lurelle Guild design, Shell Canapé Plate pgs. 70, 126]
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2 20 No. KW-7332 Oval Platter, drawn by LaLama, November 27-28, 1939 [Lurelle Guild design, Hampton Oval Platter pg. 79]
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3 21 No. KW-7380 Spaghetti Dish & Cover, drawn by J. J. M., July 2, 16, 1935 [Lurelle Guild design, Hyde Park Serving Dish pg. 61]
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3 21 No. KW-7381 Double Vegetable Dish, drawn by D. F. L., July 31, 1935, August 1, 1935 [Lurelle Guild design, Dorchester Double Serving Dish pg. 60]
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3 21 No. KW-7382 Oval Serving Dish, drawn by R. Hunter, November 15, 1939 [Lurelle Guild design, Winchester Double Serving Dish pg. 63]
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3 22 No. KW-7383 Covered Serving Dish, drawn by Bowers, January 22-23, 1940
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3 22 No. KW-7384 Casserole, drawn by Heintz, November 13, 17, 1953 [Canterbury Casserole pg. 61]
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3 23 No. KW-7400 Candle Stick, drawn by J. J. M., October 3, 1935 [Lurelle Guild design, Vanity Fair Candle Holders pgs. 41-42]
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3 23 No. KW-7402 Candle Stick, drawn by J. J. M., June 24, 1936 [Lurelle Guild design, Sherwood Candle Holder pg. 44]
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3 23 No. KW-7405 Candle Stick Holder, drawn by Hunter, July 3, 1939 [Samuel C. Brickley design, Stratford Candle Holders pg. 43]
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3 23 No. KW-7407 Low Flower Bowl, drawn by Bowers, October 18, 1939 [Henley Flower and Fruit Bowl]
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3 23 No. KW-7410 Bowl, drawn by D. F. L., March 21, 1935 [Wiltshire Bowl pg. 58]
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3 23 No. KW-7411 Bowl, drawn by Murin, September 25, 1937, October 5, 1937 [Lurelle Guild design, Stratford Compote pg. 43]
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3 23 No. KW-7416 Sun Dish, drawn by R. Hunter, October 16, 1939 [Lurelle Guild design, Corona Ash Tray pg. 125]
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3 24 No. KW-7417 Charleston Serving Dish, drawn by Lecnar, April 9-10, 1957
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3 24 No. KW-7418 Cambridge Serving Dish, drawn by Lecnar, September 6, 12, 1955
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3 24 No. KW-7421 Pear Shaped Jam Jar & Cover, drawn by La Lama, March 18, 1937 [Croydon Jam Jar pgs. 81-82]
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3 24 No. KW-7422 Candy & Nut Dish, drawn by La Lama, October 9, 1937 [Lurelle Guild design, Devonshire Candy Dish pg. 44]
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3 24 No. KW-7423 Big Apple Jam Jar, drawn by La Lama, October 25, 1937 [Cortland Jam Jar pgs. 81-82]
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3 24 No. KW-7424 Lotus Bowl, drawn by Lecnar, May 21, 1952 [Pgs. 29, 28]
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3 24 No. KW-7425 Small Ming Bowl, drawn by Stuckley, May 4, 1939 [Ming Bowl pg. 50, appendix A calls it Cathay Bowl]
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3 24 No. KW-7426 Large Ming Bowl, drawn by Bowers, March 21, 1938 [Pg. 50]
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3 25 No. KW-7427 Fruit Bowl, drawn by R. Hunter, April 16, 1940 [Lurelle Guild design, Ships Galley Bowl pg. 26]
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3 25 No. KW-7428 Fruit Bowl, drawn by Bowers, December 15, 1953 [Imperial Fruit Bowl pg. 48]
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3 25 No. KW-7429 Holiday Bowl, drawn by Bowers, February 21, 1955 [Holiday Bowl pg. 58-59]
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3 25 No. KW-7430 Continental Covered Bowl, drawn by Lecnar, January 9, 1956 [Continental Bowl pg. 50-51]
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3 25 No. KW-7431 Golden Ming Bowl, drawn by Lecnar, April 4, 1957
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3 25 No. KW-7432 Golden Dorchester Bowl, drawn by Lecnar, April 4, 1957 [Lurelle Guild design, pg. 59]
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3 25 No. KW-7440 Bill Fold, drawn by LaLama, May 18, 1938, app. A
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3 25 No. KW-7471 Sussex Jar, drawn by R. Hunter, May 31, 1939, app. A [Lurelle Guild design, pg. 122-124]
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3 26 No. KW-7500 Blotter Holder, drawn by R. Hunter, April 29, 1940 app. A
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3 26 No. KW-7501 Memo Book, drawn by R. Hunter, April 29, 1940 [Lurelle Guild design, Rodney Memo Book pg. 118]
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3 26 No. KW-7502 Stationary Rack, drawn by LaLama, March 11, 1937 app. A
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3 26 No. KW-7506 Blotter Holder, drawn by R. Hunter, April 30, 1940 app. A
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3 26 No. KW-7515 Flower or Fruit Bowl, drawn by D. F. L., April 27, 1936 [Lurelle Guild design, Sherwood Compote pg. 45]
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3 26 No. KW-7547 Cigarette Box, drawn by R. Hunter, May 22, 1939 [Lurelle Guild design, Carolinian (Coach'n Four) Cigarette Box pg. 133]
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3 26 No. KW-7551 Vista Cigarette Box, drawn by Bowers, December 4, 1940 app. A
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3 27 No. KW-7604 Sir Walter Ash Receiver, drawn by Lecnar, August 29, 1955 app. A
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3 27 No. KW-7605 Match Box Holder, drawn by Murin, September 22, 1937 app. A
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3 27 No. KW-7606 Match Box Holder, drawn by Murin, September 22, 1937 app. A
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3 27 No. KW-7607 Ash Tray, drawn by D. F. L., November 8, 1935 [Hostess Ashtray pg. 138]
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3 27 No. KW-7609 Ash Tray, drawn by J. J. M., June 4, 1936 [Donald G. Wharton design, Mall Ashtray pg. 127]
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3 27 No. KW-7610 Ash Tray, drawn by W. Genutis, April 19, 1940 [Unknown, perhaps wrong # because it is not Hexagon Ash Tray as Okner/Pina states]
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3 27 No. KW-7611 Dished Ash Tray, drawn by J. J. M., January 18, 1935
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3 27 No. KW-7613 Savoy Ash Tray, drawn by Lecnar, November 24, 1954
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3 27 No. KW-7614 Dished Ash Tray, drawn by Bowers, January 11, 1935 [Lurelle Guild design, Princess Anne Ashtray Plain pgs. 129-130]
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3 27 No. KW-7615 Ash Tray, drawn by R. Hunter, October 10, 1940 [Unknown Line, pg. 125]
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3 28 No. KW-7616 Pipe Ash Tray, drawn by Stuckley, June 5, 1939 [Empire Smoker's Tray pg. 125]
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3 28 No. KW-7617 Ash Tray, drawn by R. Hunter, October 18, 1939 [Colby Ashtray pg. 125]
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3 28 No. KW-7620 Carded Match Holder, drawn by Bowers, July 22, 1935 [Lurelle Guild design, Rainbow Match Master pg. 137]
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3 28 No. KW-7623 Childs Cup, drawn by La Lama, December 13, 1938 [Norwich Child's Cup]
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3 28 No. KW-7624 Baby Porringer, drawn by Murin, December 14, 1938 [Norwich Porringer]
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3 28 No. KW-7625 Hurricane Lamp, drawn by C. R. Bowers, November 15, 1940 [Lurelle Guild design, Cape Cod Hurricane Lamp pg. 28]
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3 28 No. KW-7692 Hat Brush, drawn by J. J. M., June 2, 1936
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3 28 No. KW-7693 Clothes Brush, drawn by J. J. M., June 1, 1936 [Lurelle Guild design, Clothmaster pgs. 117-118]
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3 28 No. KW-7694 Military Brush, drawn by Bowers, March 11, 1937
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3 28 No. KW-7696, KW-7697 Salt & Pepper Shakers, drawn by R. Hunter, June 23, 1939 [Lurelle Guild design, Raleigh Salt and Pepper Shakers pgs. 79, 81]
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3 29 No. KW-7700 Snack Tray, drawn by Bowers, May 31, 1957
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3 29 No. KW-7701 Nibbler, drawn by Lecnar, Juen 28, 1957
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3 29 No. KW-7702 Server, drawn by Lecnar, June 27, 1957
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3 29 No. KW-7703 Bowl, drawn by Lecnar, June 27, 1957
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3 29 No. KW-7725 Chip 'n Dip Set, drawn by Bowers, June 26, 1957 [Chip and Dip Set pg. 83]
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3 29 No. KW-7730 Pitcher [1 of 7 drawn by Lecnar, July 15, 19572-7 drawn by Bowers, August 21, 1956Serving Pitcher pg. 95]
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3 30 No. KW-7731 Two Tiered Tray, drawn by Lecnar, January 29, 1960
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3 30 No. KW-7732 Tow Tiered Tray, drawn by Lecnar, February 9, 1960
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3 30 No. KW-7733 Three Tiered Tray, drawn by Lecnar, February 10, 1960
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3 30 No. KW-7740, G-7740 Canapé Plate (Moiré), drawn by Michael, March 18, 1960 [Norwich Canapé pg. 146]
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3 30 No. KW-G-7741 One Tier Tray (Moiré), drawn by Lecnar, March 9, 1960 [Hastings Plate pg. 143]
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3 30 No. KW-7742, G-7742 Two Tier Tray (Moiré), drawn by Lecnar, March 10-11, 14, 1960 [Cantebury Tray]
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4 31 No. KW-7744, G-7744 Plate (Moiré), drawn by Lecnar, March 14, 1960 [Highgate Server]
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4 31 No. KW-7749, G-7749 Server (Moiré), drawn by Michael, March 18, 1960 app. A [Stratford Server pg. 143]
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4 31 No. KW-7748, G-7748 Nibbler (Moiré), drawn by Michael, March 18, 1960 [Stratford Server]
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4 31 No. KW-7750, G-7750 One Tier Tray (Moiré), drawn by Lecnar, March 15, 18, 1960 app. A
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4 31 No. KW-7751, G-7751 One Tier Tray (Moiré), drawn by Lecnar, March 17, 1960 app. A
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4 32 No. KW-G-7752 Two Tier Tray (Moiré), drawn by Lecnar, March 18, 1960 [Georgian Tiered Tray pg. 145]
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4 32 No. KW-7753, G-7753 Candy Dish (Moiré), drawn by Lecnar, March 21, 1960 app. A [Norwood Compote]
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4 32 No. KW-7754, G-7754 Compote (Moiré), drawn by Lecnar, March 22, 1960 [Townsend Compote pg. 144]
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4 32 No. KW-7758, G-7758 Tray (Moiré), drawn by Michael, March 22, 1960 app. A [Savoy Tray]
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4 32 No. KW-7759 One Tier Tray (Moiré), drawn by Lecnar, March 24, 1960 app. A
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4 33 No. KW-G-7759 One Tier Tray (Moiré), drawn by Lecnar, March 24, 1960 app. A
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4 33 No. KW-7760, G-7760 Chip & Dip Set (Moiré), drawn by Michael, March 22, 1960 app. A
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4 33 No. KW-7761, G-7761 Cake Stand (Moiré), drawn by Michael, March 24, 1960 app. A
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4 33 No. KW-7764, G-7764 Square Tray (Moiré), drawn by Michael, March 21, 1960
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4 33 No. KW-7765, G-7765 One Tier Tray (Moiré), drawn by Michael, March 24-25, 1960
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4 34 No. KW-7775, G-7775 Serving Tray (Moiré), drawn by Michael, March 21, 1960
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4 34 No. KW-7776, G-7776 Serving Tray (Moiré), drawn by Michael, March 21, 1960
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4 34 No. KW-7777, G-7777 Serving Tray (Moiré), drawn by Michael, March 21, 1960
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4 34 No. KW-7780, G-7780 Ashtray (Moiré), drawn by Michael, March 22, 1960 [Westbrook Ash Tray pg. 143]
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4 34 No. KW-7781, G-7781 Canapé Plate (Moiré), drawn by Michael, March 21, 1960
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4 34 No. KW-7782, G-7782 Bread Tray (Moiré), drawn by Bowers, July 11, 1960
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4 34 No. KW-7783, G-7783 Oval Tray (Moiré), drawn by Bowers, July 11, 1960
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4 34 No. KW-7784, G-7784 Oval Platter, drawn by Bowers, July 11, 1960
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4 35 No. KW-7785, G-7785 Serving Dish (Moiré), drawn by Bowers, July 11, 1960
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4 35 No. KW-7786, G-7786 Serving Dish (Moiré), drawn by Bowers, July 11, 1960
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4 35 No. KW-7787, G-7787 Tow Tier Tray (Moiré), drawn by Bowers, July 8, 1960
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4 35 No. KW-7788, G-7788 Compote (Moiré), drawn by Bowers, July 6, 1960
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4 35 No. KW-7789, G-7789 Fruit Bowl (Moiré), drawn by Bowers, July 11, 1960
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4 35 No. KW-7790, G-7790 Compote (Moiré), drawn by Bowers, July 12, 1960
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4 35 No. KW-7791, G-7791 Compote (Moiré), drawn by C. R. Bowers, July 5, 1960
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4 35 No. KW-G-7792 Casserole (Moiré), drawn by C. R. Bowers, September 7, 1960
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4 35 No. KW-G-7793 Casserole Warmer (Alcohol) (Moiré), drawn by E. B. P. and Bowers, September 8, 1960 [Goes with Casserole]
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4 36 No. KW-7999 Kensington Ware Display Sign, drawn by Bowers, June 3, 1938
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4 37 No. KW-10030 Picture Frames (10130, 10230, 10330, 10031, 10131, 10132, 10133, 10231, 10331), drawn by J. J. M., January 9, 1936 [Kensington Picture Frames pg. 27]
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4 37 No. KW-10040 Picture Frames (10140, 10240, 10041, 10141, 10241), drawn by J. J. M., January 9, 1936
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4 38 No. KWF-1 Kensington Ware Knobs, drawn by J. J. M., January 29, 1935
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4 38 No. KWF-3 Picture Frame Brackets, drawn by Bowers, February 11, 1936
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4 38 No. KWF-4 Aluminum Extruded Handles, drawn by C. W. R., May 23, 1955
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4 38 No. KWF-5 Kensington Ware Fittings, drawn by Murin, July 8, 1937
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4 38 No. KWF-7 Base Cups, drawn by La Lama, May 27, 1937
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4 38 No. KWF-9 Kensington Ware Fittings, drawn by Atwood, August 12, 1937
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4 38 No. KWF-10 (KW-7200) Spout, drawn by Murin, August 21, 1937
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4 38 No. KWF-13 Giftware Handles, drawn by Bowers, April 20, 1938
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4 39 No. KWF-14 Aluminum Handles [1 of 2 drawn by La Lama, December 13, 19382 of 2 drawn by C. W. R., December 2, 1953]
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4 39 No. KWF-15 (KW-7014) Reminder Pad Filler, drawn by Stuckley, July 20, 1939
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4 39 No. KWF-16 (7251, 7380, 7491, 7400, 7004 A & B, 7471, 7200) Kensington Ware Ornaments, December 1, 1939 [Lurelle Guild designs]
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4 39 No. KWF-17 Kensington Ware Ornaments, drawn by R. Hunter, December 2, 1939
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4 39 No. KWF-18 Kensington Ware Ornaments, drawn by R. Hunter, December 4, 1939
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4 39 No. KWF-19 Kensington Ware Fittings, drawn by R. Hunter, March 29, 1940
Box Folder
4 39 No. KWF-19 (No. KW-7231) Pitcher Handle, drawn by Bowers, November 7, 1946 [Lurelle Guild design, Mayfair Pitcher pg. 92]
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4 39 No. KWF-20 Kensington Ware Fitting, drawn by Lecnar, July 19, 1950
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4 39 No. KWF-21 (No. KW-7428) Fruit Bowl Foot, drawn by Bowers, December 8, 1953 [Imperial Fruit Bowl pg. 48]
II. Electrical Household Appliance Drawings, 1972-1989, bulk 1969-1980
Scope and Content
Contains drawings and renderings of electrical household appliances such as crock-pots, coffee machines, and hot air corn poppers, covering the time period after Wear-Ever Aluminum, Inc. was reorganized in January 1966. The drawings illustrate the development of consumer products that are used in daily life.
Arrangement
Some of the drawings are grouped by product while others are arranged in a chronological file. The rest of the series is divided by design firms. These firms designed and presented their proposals to Wear-Ever.
A. Wear Ever Aluminum Inc. Design Drawings, 1976-1987
Arrangement
Arranged by drawing number.
Box Folder
4 1 No. DC-4998 Slow Cooker Control Housings, drawn and designed by Marshall B. Johnson, April 19, 1976
4 1 No. SF-5161-CO Clamp Bar For Chicken Bucket, drawn by H. J. Adock, May 19, 1977
4 1 No. SF-5163-CO Bracket For Chicken Bucket, drawn by H. J. Adock, May 11, 1977
4 1 No. SF-5194-CO Side Handle For Chicken Basket, drawn by H. J. Adock, February 18, 1978
4 1 No. SF-5195-CO Cover Knob For Chicken Basket, drawn by H. J. Adock, February 17, 1978 [Marshall B. Johnson design]
4 1 No. SF-5222-CO Rotary Cooker Drip Tray (74000), drawn by H. J. Adock, July 31, 1979
4 1 No. SU-469-07400-00-040 Rotary Cooker Drip Tray Detail Second Operation (74000), drawn by G. P., January 31, February 4, 1980 [B. Williams design]
4 1 No. C-469-0740000-034 "Kabob-it" Rotary Cooker Cover Holder (74000), drawn by C. L. Moody, December 21, 1979
4 1 No. C-469-0740000-100 Rotary Cooker Base Sub-Assembly (74000), drawn by H. J. Adock, undated
4 2 No. C-469-740000-110 Rotary Cooker Drip Cup (74000), drawn by H. J. Adock, undated [J. R. Mitchell engineer, C. L. M. design]
4 2 No. C-469-0740000-200 Rotary Cooker Skewer (74000), drawn by H. J. Adock, July 19-20, August 9, 1979
4 2 No. C-469-0740000-300 Rotary Cooker Drive Gear (74000), drawn by C. L. Moody, undated (revisions range '78-'83) [J. R. Mitchell engineer]
4 2 No. C-469-0740000-520 "Kabob-it" Rotary Cooker Supply Cord (74000), drawn by H. J. Adock, August 23, 1978
4 2 No. C-469-0740000-530 "Kabob-it" Rotary Cooker Heating Element (74000), drawn by H. J. Adock, June 28, 1979
4 2 No. C-469-0742200-612 220 Volt "Kabob-it" Rotary Cooker Heating Element (74220), traced by C. L. Moody, March 16, 1981
4 2 No. C-469-0742200-615 Rotary Cooker Base Sub-Assembly (74220), drawn by C. L. Moody, undated [D. S. Snowalter engineer]
4 2 No. C-008649-CO Rotary Cooker Snap-In Base Plate (74000), drawn by C. L. Moody, September 25, 1978 [R. A. Williams design]
4 2 No. C-008659-CO Rotary Cooker Cover Holder (74000), drawn by H. J. Adock, July 18, 1979
4 2 No. B-X0323 Wide Slot Toasters Design #4, Front End Panels With Controls (Proctor-Silex), drawn by Marshall B. Johnson, July 2, 1987 [Banka and Mango design]
B. Marshall B. Johnson Drawings, 1972-1980
Arrangement
Some of the drawings are grouped by product while others are arranged in a chronological file. The rest of the series is divided by design firms. These firms designed and presented their proposals to Wear-Ever.
Box
5 Leghorn - Motorized Double Boiler, December 5, 1978
5 Leghorn - Electric Double Boiler, April 24, 1979
5 Leghorn - Hot Pot, undated
5 Leghorn - Unidentified products, February 2, 1979; March 27, 1979
5 ACM-6-W and ACM-12-1 Coffee Makers, July 12-October 11, 1974
Box
6 Electric Wok, October 23, 1980
6 Wear-Ever Hot Air Corn Popper (flatten), 1980
6 Chronological Drawings, August 30, 1972-October 23, 1980 [Electric griddle, coffeemakers, countertop coffeemakers and drink dispensers, pasta maker, electric fry pan. (flatten).]
C. Barnes & Reneke Industrial Designers, Chicago, circa 1954
Box
5 Sketches for Wear-Ever Aluminum, circa 1954 [Juicer/cookware/coffeemaker base, none ever made it to production.]
D. Richardson-Smith, undated
Box
6 Hot Air Corn Popper Study, undated [3 renderings/presentation boards of hot air popcorn poppers]
E. Ryan Design Associates, 1978-1984
Box
5 Wear-Ever/Proctor-Silex, October 26, 1984 [Metal Base/Plastic Decanter, Proposal B by Tom Ryan.]
5 Electric Steamer and Wear-Ever Food Steamer (Group 4), 1978 undated
5 Group 4 Hot Air Popper, 1978-1979
F. Innovations & Development Inc., 1972
Box
5 Drawings, circa 1972 [Citrus Crush Juicer, Candy Maker, "Deli Frank", Cotton Candy Maker, Electronic Computing Center, Cookie Maker, Compact Rotisserie, Party Snack/Canapé Maker, Cool/Warm Buffet Servers, Frozen Drink Maker, Wine Cellar, Cottage Cheese Maker, Burger Maker, Hot Potato, "Egg McMuffin" Maker, All Purpose "Mini-Mill".]
Box
7 Wear-Ever Café Away, undated [One Cup Travel Coffee Maker.]
7 Wear-Ever Hot Bar, undated
7 Easy Over, undated [Flip Over Skillet/Griddle (MD94-8).]
G. Babcock & Schmid Associates, Inc., Design Management, undated
Box
8 Electric carafe and Proctor-Silex coffeemaker, undated
H. Product Systems International, 1989
Box
7 Coffee Pots/Machines - Drawing A designed by unknown, undated
7 Coffee Pots/Machines - Drawing B-D designed by M.C.R., May 24, 25, 29, 1989
7 Coffee Pots/Machines - Drawing E designed by W. C. H., May 26, 1989
7 Coffee Pots/Machines - Drawing F designed by M. C. R., May 27, 1989
7 Coffee Pots/Machines - Drawing H designed by W.C.H., May 26, 1989
7 Coffee Pots/Machines - Drawing I designed M.C.R., May 26, 1989
I. Wear-Ever Coffeemaker (Free Standing or Countertop) [Coffeemaker has warming tray, storage cabinet, juice dispenser, and mini-fridge] (Box 7), undated
J. Proctor-Silex, 1969, 1980
Box
7 Wear-Ever Hot Air Popper (Proctor-Silex), 1980 [Drawings A-C.]
Box
8 Iron Study, undated [4 drawings/presentation boards.]
8 Microwave Study, 1969 [3 drawings, designed by Gerry Skulley.]