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Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department [Contact Us]
1923-1952, undated
Creator:
Rideout, John Gordon, 1898-1951
Extent: 4 linear feet
The John Gordon Rideout papers illustrate the career of John Gordon "Jack" Rideout, a noted industrial designer. Rideout began his career in sales, moved into advertising, and eventually opened industrial design firms in Toledo and then Cleveland, Ohio. Highlights of the collection are images of Skippy Racer, perfume atomizers designed for DeVilbiss, the Shell-Back metal chair designed for Calumet Chair Company, and his classic re-design of Magnalite Cookware for the Wagner Manufacturing Company. (View full finding aid.)
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John Gordon Rideout papers
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Rideout, John Gordon, 1898-1951
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4 linear feet
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1923-1952, undated
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The John Gordon Rideout papers illustrate the career of John Gordon "Jack" Rideout, a noted industrial designer. Rideout began his career in sales, moved into advertising, and eventually opened industrial design firms in Toledo and then Cleveland, Ohio. Highlights of the collection are images of Skippy Racer, perfume atomizers designed for DeVilbiss, the Shell-Back metal chair designed for Calumet Chair Company, and his classic re-design of Magnalite Cookware for the Wagner Manufacturing Company.
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