Artifact Details

Title

Honeywell component sculpture, Bunny

Catalog Number

102741002

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

Honeywell Inc. Computer Control Division

Dimensions

overall: 9 in x 6 3/4 in x 10 in

Category

Ephemera/other

Curator Notes

One of CHM’s longest standing exhibits since finding its new home at Shoreline Boulevard has been the Honeywell sculpture display on view in the Grand Hall Lobby. The sculptures were used in a Honeywell advertising campaign that ran from 1964 through 1978. Over 100 were created and featured in the ads. In 2013, CHM purchased a St. Bernard sculpture, and the Rabbit sculpture adds to this growing collection. This includes half of a chess set, a Bison, Grasshopper and Fox. Composed almost entirely of computer components like transistors, resistors and diodes, the sculptures revealed to the public the enigmatic inner world of the computer. The Rabbit’s donor was a “concept creator” and art director for the Honeywell sculptures.

Credit

Gift of Richard "Dick" Pantano

Lot Number

X7085.2014