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"Electr-O-Matic" food slicer, model 2020: Gallery Label - Current

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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2003-01-07

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Streamlining was identifiably American. Beginning in the mid-1930s, the idea of speed captivated the nation-appearing "fast" implied efficiency. All sorts of stationary objects were given casings with rounded corners and "fender skirts" for their feet. The Rival Company was one of many firms fueling the streamline cause.
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Type: Commentary, Gallery Label - Current
Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: March 10, 2009