Convertible Black-Board Desk, "Lewytoy Line"
Decorative Arts and Design
Steel, chromed tubular steel, particle board
May 22, 1945 (patent)
27 1/2 x 28 1/2 x 17 15/16 in. (69.9 x 72.4 x 45.6 cm) (show scale)
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]
Gift of Jacqueline Loewe Fowler
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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Carl E. Meyerhoefer (German, 1908-1995). Convertible Black-Board Desk, "Lewytoy Line," May 22, 1945 (patent). 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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2011.44.1.jpg)
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