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Title Grate for Extraction of Retreated Air [Architectural sketch]
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Maker Lethaby;William Richard;
Date 1870s - 1920s
Id Number Current Accession F.145.2
Id Number Current Repository 543438137
Inscription Recto - As title plus; "A: moveable metal hood"; "B: moveable grating; "Air chamber and ashes pit" and other notes, dimensions and specifications (some are illegible). All are in pencil, in Lethaby´s hand.
Location Creation Site London
Material Pencil on laid paper
Notes This collection of architectural designs, drawings, motifs and plans (reproduced in various journals) was possibly a source book for Lethaby, being categorised into such areas as 'Churches', 'Schools' and other more specific areas of architectural interest. (These five sketches may or may not be related.)
Object Notes This drawing seems to be a design for some kind of air conditioning unit or purifier. Shows 1) front elevation 2) side elevation and 3) a plan from above. This is most likely a design for a commercial building or offices of some kind. As with F.145.1, there is avague possibility that this may have been a sketch for the Eagle Insurance Building in Birmingham.
Rights University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Source Victoria & Albert Museum
Technique Pencil drawing
Work Type Fine Art
 

 

 

 

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