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  • Herman Miller Chair

    This Armchair, in the collection of the Public Museum of Grand Rapids, consists of a tawny walnut wood frame and legs which support the seat, back and arms. The seat, back and arms are padded and covered with gold polynit upholstery. Herman Miller Trade Name: Chair Product Number: 4688

  • Herman Miller End Table with Drawer and Lamp

    This End Table, in the collection of the High Museum of Art, consists of an oil walnut top, sides, drawer front and shelf. The lamp support is made of stain chrome legs. The lamp shades is white linen. Price History: The price varies with finish options from $198. 00 - $220. 00. Herman Miller Trade Name: End Table with Drawer and Lamp Herman Miller Series: Occasional Pieces Product Number: 5635-L

  • Herman Miller Coconut Chair

    This Lounge Chair, in the collection of the Dallas Museum of Art, consists of a steel formed shell with padded white leather upholstery covering it. The chair sits on three chrome, metal legs. This piece is also commonly known by the nickname 'Coconut Chair'. Early version of chair shell were constructed of metal while later versions had molded fiberglass shells. Price History: 1956: $302. 00 (naugahyde & fabric) plus cover 1977: $782. 00 (vinyl) (Trade Catalog 8…

  • 1956 Packard convertible, three-quarter rear right elevation view, top folded

    8x10 black and white Packard Co. file photograph of a 1956 Packard convertible, three-quarter rear right elevation view, top folded . Inscribed on photo back: dual electronically operated, antennas complete the jet age styling of the new 1956 Packard Caribbean convertible, which goes on display with other Packard models in dealerships across the country Thursday, November 3, the cathedral type tail lamps that have become a Packard styling identification incorporate hexagon shaped, reflector type…

  • Herman Miller Radio Cabinet

    This Radio Cabinet, in the collection of The Henry Ford, consists of a tawny walnut veneer case. The dexter front has one drawer/record player unit and a drop-front radio unit with metal pull. There is also one open shelf under the drop-front. The sinister front has a fabric covered, 13. 5 inch. diameter speaker. The back side is open behind the radio and speaker. The cabinet sits on four "V"-shaped bent metal legs. This piece was designed to hold 35-40 record albums. Price histor…

  • Herman Miller Molded Plywood Folding Screen

    This Molded Wood Screen, in the collection of the High Museum of Art, is constructed of molded plywood panels with a walnut veneer. The panel connectors and canvas are off white in color. This piece is decorative both in its form and in its use of rare and interesting woods. It folds to a slim compactness for storage when not in use. [Source: ca. 1948 Herman Miller, Inc. Trade Catalog. ]This product was first manufactured in 1946 by Evans Products. Herman Miller later became the dis…

  • Herman Miller High Back Lounge Chair

    This Lounge Chair, in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is constructed of a molded plywood shell that is padded and covered with orange hopsak upholstery and has a seat cushion that is loose. On the backrest are five buttons. The shell sits on a satin, chrome-plated base. Herman Miller Trade Name: High Back Lounge Chair Herman Miller Series: Sleeping Product Number: 5672

  • Detroit; Parks; Cass; Aerial View. Showing Kresge Bldg. , Fort Wayne hotel, and the Masonic Temple. Date is 1956

    Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University

  • Herman Miller Platform Bench

    This Bench, in the collection of the Public Museum of Grand Rapids, consists of a natural birch, slat top with ebonized wood base. Herman Miller Trade Name: Platform Bench Herman Miller Series: Basic Cabinet Series Product Number: 4992

  • Herman Miller Coconut Chair

    This Arm Chair, in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is constructed of a molded metal shell which sits on a chrome-plated base with three legs. The shell is padded and covered with red-orange Polynit. The early version of this chair shell was metal and is often referred to as the 'Coconut Chair'. This chair was in reproduction since 1988 by Vitra GmbH, Weil-am-Rhine, GermanHerman Miller Trade Name: Coconut Chair Herman Miller Series: Lounge Chair Product Number: 5569

  • Herman Miller 6' Table Lounge Unit

    This Modular Seating Unit, in the collection of The Henry Ford, consists of two units that match and are used together. The Table Lounge Unit has a seat and back combination made of two, dark green, vinyl upholstery pads sitting on a steel frame painted white. The piece sits on four painted white steel legs. On the sinister side there is a white laminate table attached to the seat The Lounge Unit matches the Table Lounge Unit minus the table. This piece also consists of three dark gree…

  • Eisenhower, Dwight D. ; President of United States. -Associated Press Photo 1956.

    Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University

  • Herman Miller Tray Table

    This Occasional Table, in the collection of The Henry Ford, consists of a molded plywood, swivel top with raised edges covered with a walnut veneer. The top is attached to a 'U'-shaped polished chrome table support that sits on a cylindrical bar and 'U'-shaped base. Price History: 1950: $14. 60 (Trade Catalog 89. 177. 689) 1952 $13. 95Herman Miller Trade Name: Tray Table Product Number: 4950

  • Herman Miller End Table

    This Table, in the collection of The Henry Ford, consists of a tawny walnut top and shelf. The four standard hardware legs are chrome-plated satin. Price History: 1956: $57. 60/64. 80 variation with finish (Trade Catalog 89. 177. 1093) 1967: $77. 50Herman Miller Trade Name: End Table Herman Miller Series: Occasional Pieces Product Number: 5635

  • Herman Miller Extension Coffee Table

    This Coffee table, in the collection of The Henry Ford, consists of a tawny walnut veneer top and sides while the four legs are ebonized wood. Either end is fitted with drawers that have one tray each. The trays are made of walnut and are lined with a wood-look formica surface. The table stands on four ebonized black painted wooden legs. Price History: 1950: $148. 00 (Trade Catalog 89. 177. 689) 1955: $252. 00Herman Miller Trade Name: Extension Coffee Table Product…

  • Herman Miller Bedside Table

    This Night Stand, in the collection of the Public Museum of Grand Rapids, consists of the top, sides and front covered with natural birch veneer while the legs are ebonized wood. There is one drawer and one door that have metal pulls on them. Herman Miller Trade Name: bedside Table Herman Miller Series: Sleeping Product Number: 4617

  • Herman Miller Gate Leg Table

    This Dining Table, in the collection of the Dallas Museum of Art, is constructed of wood with a tawny walnut veneer. There are two drop leaves with the table and four gate legs. The table opens to extend to 66 inches. Herman Miller Trade Name: Gate Leg Table Product Number: 5556

  • 1956 Packard sedan, right side view, parked on drive

    8x10 black and white Packard Co. file photograph of a 1956 Packard 2-door sedan, right side view, dual white sidewall tires, redesigned emblem, parked on drive.

  • 1956 Packard Clipper, woman behind wheel, woman standing at front of car

    8x10 black and white Packard Co. file photograph of a 1956 Packard Clipper, nine-tenths left side view, woman behind wheel, woman standing at front of car. Inscribed on photo back: Clipper super series panama hardtop for 1956, a high torque V-8 engine , developing 240-horsepower, makes this 1956 Clipper hardtop model one of the most alert and agile performers on the road, when teamed with ultramatic transmission, this powerful V-8 engine endows in the all new Clipper series of cars for 1956 maxi…

  • Sparks fly as part of a 1956 Packard is being welded

    8x10 black and white Packard Co. file photograph of sparks flying as two welding machines work on part of a 1956 Packard, male worker with safety goggles on stands to rear right of machines. Inscribed on photo back: Packard Motor Car Co. production, Conner Avenue facility, 1956 model year.