The Utah Teapot

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Date Introduced
1974 ca.
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 6 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in x 6 in
Manufacturer
Melitta
Credit Line
Gift of Martin Newell
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
Germany
Keywords
University of Utah; Ephemera
Object ID
X398.84

Martin Newell bought this teapot — later famous as a computer graphics model — in a Utah department store. The actual teapot is skinnier than many of its computerized images because the data was created for the rectangular pixels of early displays.