Henry Dreyfuss

March 25, 2011

Not knowing who Henry Dreyfuss was when I was assigned him I was expected to find out that he was huge designer found in big name magazines.  When researching him I was surprised to find that I was completely wrong.  Henry Dreyfuss was a industrial designer during the 1930s and 1940s.  He actually designed many things we see and know today and often take for granted.  Some of his designs include the Princess telephone (1959), Hoover Model 150 vacuum cleaner (1936), New York Central Railroad’s streamline Mercury train, John Deere Model A and B tractors (1938) and the Honeywell T87 circular wall thermostat, just to name a few.  He was a very important designer for his time.  Many of his designs are still used today or have become the bases of the models we see everyday.

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