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Posted 4 years ago

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Chadakoin
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The Hawkeye timer/clock has a two-hour timer above, set with the large knob at center, and a clock below. While Measured Time, Inc., La Porte, Indiana is inscribed on the dial, the ID tag on the back identifies it as Model L, made by the Stevenson Mfg. Co. of La Porte. It was available in black or white Bakelite, and with either a wind-up or electric movement. Patents for both movements were held by Chester R. Gains and date to 1931 and 1934.

The Hawkeye's curvaceous and very Modern looking case design has only recently been identified as the work of acclaimed artist, landscape architect, and industrial designer, Isamu Noguchi. According to the Noguchi Foundation, this timer was Noguchi's first mass-produced design, completed ca. 1932. It predates his design for the "Radio Nurse" baby monitor by about five years. More info available here: http://www.phillips.com/detail/ISAMU-NOGUCHI/NY050214/231

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  1. mhlatke, 4 years ago
    One word for this timer - sexy! One of my favorites.
  2. karenS, 4 years ago
    I have one of these on display that my dad gave me many years ago. It still works!
  3. mcheconi mcheconi, 10 months ago
    Nice piece of design...look how it shines!
  4. sonambient, 9 months ago
    hi,
    can you email regarding this piece? I have a question.
    charleseames at mac dot com. thanks!
  5. INStudio, 5 months ago
    Designed by Isamu Noguchi.

    http://www.phillips.com/detail/ISAMU-NOGUCHI/NY050214/231

  6. Chadakoin Chadakoin, 3 months ago
    Thanks for the info, INStudio!
  7. INStudio, 3 months ago
    You're very welcome :)

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