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"Waterwitch"

John R. Morgan (American)

Manufacturer:
Sears, Roebuck and Company (Chicago, Illinois)
Date:
1936
Medium:
Steel, aluminum, rubber
Dimensions:
H. 37, W. 16, D. 24 inches (94.4 x 40.6 x 61 cm)
Classification:
Machines & Appliances
Credit Line:
John C. Waddell Collection, Gift of John C. Waddell, 1998
Accession Number:
1998.537.28
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Marking: [side of each fuel tank, decal imprinted] WATERWITCH
    [molded atop housing for pull starter]: WATERWITCH / SEARS ROEBUCK AND COMPANY / MODEL NO. M8 / SERIAL NO. / [engraved] 571-10; [Also instructions molded in relief for "OILING ENGINE" and "GREASING GEAR CASE"]

  • Provenance

    Collection of John C. Waddell, New York

  • Exhibition History

    Newport Beach, California: Orange County Museum of Art, May 25 - August 19, 2001. Flint, Michigan: Flint Institute of Arts, September 14 - December 16, 2001. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, January 11 - April 7, 2002. Charlotte, North Carolina: Mint Museum of Craft & Design, May 3 - July 28, 2002. Tulsa, Oklahoma: The Philbrook Museum of Art, Inc August 23 - November 17, 2002. ¦American Modern¦.

    London, England: Victoria and Albert Museum, March 27-July 20, 2003. Toronto, Canada: Royal Ontario Museum, Sept. 15, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004. San Francisco, California: California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, March 13-July 5, 2004. Boston, Massachusetts: Museum of Fine Arts, Sept. 19, 2004-Jan. 9, 2005. ¦Art Deco 1910–1939¦.

  • References

    Benton, Charlotte, Benton, Tim and Wood, Ghislaine (eds) "Art Deco 1910-1039" London: V&A Publications. cat. number 33.10, pg. 355-56 (ill. and discussed).

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