Celluloid Lighting Apparatus

Kadowaki--lighting.jpg

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Title

Celluloid Lighting Apparatus

Description

Motoichi "Roy" Kadowaki was a Japanese-American artist; four of his paintings are at the New Deal Gallery, Mt. Morris. What we know of him is that his vocation always had to be supported by a variety of service jobs deemed appropriate for Japanese in the early 20th century: cook, waiter, servant. Aside from his extant paintings there are glimpses of a creative, even whimsical vision. This drawing dates to 1926, when Kadowaki filed a patent for "Lighting Apparatus" using a presumably translucent celluloid cockatoo.

The description for Patent Application #1,616,579 reads: "In lighting apparatus, the combination of an electric lamp socket support and a lamp enclosing member consisting of a hollow translucent celluloid body of elongated form having a slit adjacent to one end and a hole communicating with said slit for engaging said socket support, and a weight positioned inside one end of said body."

Creator

Kadowaki, Motoichi "Roy" (1885-1981)

Publisher

United States Patent Office

Date

1927-02-08

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Format

jpeg, 112 KB

Type

Still image

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Original Format

Drawing

Physical Dimensions

3 x 4 in.

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