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Desk Calendar

1950-1959 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Desk calendar of brown Bakelite, with month and date arranged on rotating drums. Marked 'Gadeware' on base with a picture of a bridge over a river.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Compression-moulded phenol-formaldehyde ('Bakelite'), metal, paper
Brief description
Desk calendar of brown Bakelite, Dura Company, United Kingdom, probably 1950-59
Physical description
Desk calendar of brown Bakelite, with month and date arranged on rotating drums. Marked 'Gadeware' on base with a picture of a bridge over a river.

Dimensions
  • Height: 3.81cm
  • Width: 6.35cm
  • Length: 12.7cm
Measurements taken from paper records - not checked on object.
Production typeMass produced
Marks and inscriptions
'Gadeware'
Object history
Fred A. Bulmer, a collector based in Leeds, Yorkshire, offered his collection of ‘plastic antiques’ to the V&A in late 1982. The Museum chose to purchase 59 objects from Bulmer the following year (for acquisition papers see MA/1/B3395). The objects were divided among the Museum’s collections according to object type: Furniture and Woodwork taking 26 objects (W.50 to 75-1983), Metalwork 18 objects (M.49 to 66-1984) and Ceramics and Glass 14 objects (C.41 to 54-1984).



Registered Papers 83/26

Collection
Accession number
W.66-1983

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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