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Radiogram
  • Radiogram
    Breuer, Marcel Lajos, born 1902 - died 1981
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Radiogram

  • Place of origin:

    Bristol (made)

  • Date:

    1936 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Breuer, Marcel Lajos, born 1902 - died 1981 (designer)
    P. E. Gane Ltd. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Sycamore veneer case and birch plywood deck

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.555-1976

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A large square wooden cabinet with sycamore veneer. The top is hinged along both sides with a division in the centre. Half of the lid has a horizontal chromium loop hand at the front. The base of the cabinet is slightly recessed with a broad band of black linoleum on all four sides. On the bottom front, in the centre, is a large circular loudspeaker aperture with a deep chromium band set into its edge. Behind this is a pale brown fabric loudspeaker covering. Immediately above this aperture, in the centre, is a small black plastic control knob with a knotched edge and above this should be another similar control knob, now missing. The back of the cabinet has, at its base, two large horizontal cut-away sections, one above the other, covered from behind with a greenish fabric.

Place of Origin

Bristol (made)

Date

1936 (made)

Artist/maker

Breuer, Marcel Lajos, born 1902 - died 1981 (designer)
P. E. Gane Ltd. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Sycamore veneer case and birch plywood deck

Dimensions

Height: 71 cm, Width: 67 cm, Depth: 56.5 cm

Descriptive line

British 1936 des. M. Breuer man. P. Gane Ltd

Labels and date

RADIOGRAM
Designed by Marcel Breuer (Hungarian, 1902-1981)
Manufactured by P.E. Gane, Bristol
Sycamore veneer case and birch plywood deck
1936

Made for the home of Crofton Gane, the interiors of which were designed by Breuer. As owner of a family furniture firm, Gane was a promoter of modern design in the unlikely outpost of Bristol.

Circ.555-1976 [1989-2006]

Materials

Sycamore; Birch plywood

Categories

Furniture; Household objects; Audio equipment; Entertainment & Leisure

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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