Wow!

Spent the day today with Paul McCobb's daughter Melissa and her husband Andrew sorting through a recently re-discovered archive of her father's design work (it's amazing what you can find in the attic some days).

The upshot is I now have in my possession several project reference binders, chock full of press photos, furniture catalogs, and 35mm color slides put together by Paul McCobb himself as a reference for his work.

It is an incredible cornucopia of new and better information+ new and better images.

But it's only on loan so I will need to make quick work of it, scanning and cataloging all the new information.

The Gift Craft office set is in it and the Electro-Voice Organ (both of which I had been having a very hard time finding elsewhere); Mutschler, Blair, Lane, Widdicomb and Paul McCobb showroom catalogs, plus the 1955 Executive Office catalog. There are real surprises in here, things that I did not even suspect existed (no pictures of any globes though...) and a good concise reference for pretty much everything Paul McCobb had ever designed.

I'll be sure to put up some more new stuff soon as I get all of this info bagged and tagged.

Thanks for a great day Melissa!

Jonathan

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  1. Wow ... I can't wait to see what you discovered! Sounds like you had a great time!

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  2. That is a fantastic development. How exciting that you'll be able to finish up your research this year and get to the task of writing!

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  3. No hurry to get it "back in the attic"! Don't forget to come up for air and food occasionally between scanning session.

    Melissa

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  4. This is all so very exciting! We can't wait to see the catalogue for the Mutschler M700 series since that is what is in our entire house! :)

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