Adjustable letter or toast rack - ROM2014_13837_9

ROM2014_13837_9

Adjustable letter or toast rack

Maker: Designed by Christopher Dresser (English, 1834-1904), made by Hukin and Heath
Medium:Electro-plated nickel-silver
Geography: Active in Birmingham and London, England
Date: About 1880
Object number: 988.51.2
Credit Line: Bequest of Mr. J.A. Howson Brocklebank
Not on view
DescriptionChristopher Dresser, often considered first free-lance industrial designer, developed works by exploiting the possibilities of mechanized production and new technologies such as this modest adjustable letter rack, made in England about 1880 by the Birmingham firm of Hukin and Heath one of several firms he successfully worked for in Britain and the US.
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