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Pair of desktop call buttons

Object Number: 
2002.77.4a
Date: 
ca. 1915
Medium: 
Wood, metal, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 2 1/8 x 2 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 5.4 x 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on metal cover: "1872 / EDWARDS" in triangle
Description: 
One of a pair of desktop one-call push buttons; oak base with metal cover, brown bakelite button to right of window showing number "1".
Gallery Label: 
The "Edwards Directory Push" call buttons were typical of executive offices as well as Park Avenue dining rooms in mid-twentieth century New York.
Credit Line: 
Gift of David M. Lutzker
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group