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Designer:
Nathan G. Horwitt, American, b. Romania, 1889ā€“1990  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Archives
Object Name:
Archives
Date:
1930sā€“60s
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
This collection documents Horwitt's major projects from the 1930 through the 1960s. Project files include drawings, sketches, blueprints, correspondence, patents, legal correspondence, clippings, financial reports, and advertisements for Horwitt's projects. Samples of logos and letterheads he designed are included as well. The most thorough documentation pertains to the Braquette, the Cyclometer, the Museum Watch, and the Beta Chair. Drawings, sketches, blueprints, and plans are boxed separately, mostly flat. Interviews with individuals who worked with and knew Horwitt are included on audio cassettes, "Recollections of Nathan Horwitt". Two short videos, "The Legend behind the Museum Watch" and "Movado Worldwide Museum" are stored on 3/4 in. video cassettes.
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry Horwitt
Accession Number:
1991-127-1
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Archives Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1991-127-1