Henry Dreyfuss

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Phil Hom

Henry Dreyfuss

Post by Phil Hom » Fri Nov 26, 2004 10:04 pm

While Henry Dreyfuss did some work for the New York Central, most of his notable work was NOT in the field of transportation. The stainless steel toilet commonly found in prison cells was designed by Dreyfuss when he was working with Crane. He designed the classic round themostat for Honeywell, several pens, light fixtures, clocks, airline seat, plumbing fixtures, etc.

Still when you say Dreyfuss to a railfan, you think of the classic two tone grey passenger fleet and the streamlined hudson for the New York Central.

His rivial was a bit more colorful and designed other objects related to ground transportation and logos we take for granted.

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Post by LI Loco » Fri Nov 26, 2004 11:53 pm

By "rival" are you referring to Raymond Loewy, who did work for the Pennsylvania and Northern Pacific Railroads?

Phil Hom

Post by Phil Hom » Tue Nov 30, 2004 6:24 pm

How about the MP and the portholes on the "Eagles"? Raymond Lowry did it too?

But Henry Dreyfuss was a one railroad man. (His stainless steel toilet is in every cell, however.)

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