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objet trouvé

I had rescued this Electrolux Model 30 (XXX) vacuum cleaner (circa 1937) from a pile in the street many years ago. The design of the tank (designed by Lurelle Guild) itself has become an icon — the model “30” is now considered to be the highest elevation of the “art” of tank type vacuum design. A model XXX is displayed in the Smithsonian.

http://www.industrialdesignhistory.com/node/76

Marcel Duchamp coined the term readymade (objet trouvé)  in 1915 to describe his found art.

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