American Decorative Arts
Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
Designer: Isamu Noguchi, American, 1904–1988
Manufacturer: Zenith Radio Corporation, American, 1918–1999

“Radio Nurse” and “Guardian Ear” Short Wave Radio Transmitter

Designed 1937

Bakelite, enameled metal, and mechanical elements

Radio Nurse: 8 3/16 x 6 5/8 x 6 3/16 in. (20.796 x 16.828 x 15.716 cm) Guardian Ear: 6 1/4 x 4 3/16 x 8 3/16 in. (15.875 x 10.636 x 20.796 cm)
John P. Axelrod, B.A. 1968, Fund
2009.210.1a-b
Geography: 
Manufactured in Chicago, Illinois
Designed in New York, New York
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Status: 
On view*
Bibliography: 

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), 306–307, no. 211.

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2010.pdf (accessed 2012).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.

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