"Streamliner" Meat Slicer, Model No. 410 Designer: Egmont Hegel Arens (American, 1887–1966)
Designer: Theodore C. Brookhart (American, 1898–1942)
Manufacturer: Hobart Manufacturing Company (founded 1897)

Designed 1940; manufactured 1944–85; this example 1952

American Decorative Arts

The Streamliner meat slicer features the sleek outlines and swelling forms indicative of streamline theory, which greatly influenced American architecture and design during the 1930s. Intended for use in a delicatessen or restaurant, the Streamliner visually evokes functionality and easily disassembles for cleaning and maintenance. The Hobart Manufacturing Company offered this model continuously from 1944 until 1985, proving the success of the design.


Aluminum, steel, and rubber


13 1/2 × 17 1/2 × 19 1/2in. (34.29 × 44.45 × 49.53 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Randall Garrett, B.A. 1972, M.A. 1975

Accession Number



20th century


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Kenneth Pierce (Minneapolis, Minnesota); sold 2003 to W. Randall Garrett (New Haven, Conn.); gift 2007 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
  • John Stuart Gordon et al., A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920–1950 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 335–36, no. 234
  • "Acquisitions, July 1, 2006–June 30, 2007," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2007), 205–6, ill
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“HOBART,” on back of casing and on front under blade gauge lever; “THE HOBART MFG. CO. / TROY . OHIO / GUARD SPEC. 16495 [stamped] 1 PH. / CY. 60 VOLTS 115 AMPS. 3.3 / MODEL 410 SLICER,” on metal tag screwed inside lock housing; “NATIONAL SANITATION FOUNDATION. TESTING LABORATORY. [in circle] / NSF ®,” on silver-and-blue sticker affixed to inside of lock housing; “MOTOR SPEC. 4321 1 PHASE / VOLTS 115 60 CYCLE 1/8 H.P. / 3.3 AMP. SPEED 1725 / TEMP. RISE 50° TIME RATING CONT. / THE HOBART MFG. CO. / TROY, OHIO,” on metal tag screwed to underside of slicer; “UL ® [in circle] LISTED UNDER / REEXAMINATION SERVICE / OF / UNDERWRITERS LABORATORIES. INC [in circle around ul ®],” printed in red on yellow circular sticker affixed to underside

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