Monday, February 5, 2018

Mr. Victor Schreckengost - Industrial Designer

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
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Mr. Victor Schreckengost
Industrial Designer

When I first  saw today's toys, I was amazed to find out that Heritage Auction's  auction was not about toys, but was about a person whom I would later found out upon reading, was a well-known and famous American industrial designer. Mr. Viktor Schreckengost not only designed toys, but he was known for designing all kinds of things. Mr. Schreckengost lived to be 101 years old, but his fame still percolates through the industrial world to this day.

I also was to find out that Heritage Auction was among one of the world's most famous and renowned auction house not only in North America, but in the world!

Heritage Auctions is an auction house established in 1976 in Dallas, Texas. Heritage is the largest collectibles auctioneer in the world. In 2014, Heritage's total sales exceeded $969 million, a single year record for any collectibles firm. As of January 2015, Heritage had over 850,000 registered online bidders.*

* Courtesy Wikipedia

For more information on Mr. Schreckengost, please click on the link below, 
to be redirected to Wikipedia.

When you  look at the photographs below, you can see how well the items stand out. I'm sure that Heritage Auctions not only uses a professional photographer, but also has their own photgraphy studio on their premises!

Pedal Pursuit Plane (Child's Pedal Car)
Murray Ohio Manufacturing Company
Enameled pressed steel and rubber tires
H x W x L 24" x 23" x 47"  (61.0 x 58.4 x 119.4 cm)

Industrial Design Drawing for Steelcraft Toy Train
February 10, 1939
Color pencil heightened with white on board.
H x W:  18 x 29 inches ( 45.7 x 73.7 cm)
The drawing was designed for the Murray Ohio Manufacturing Company

Industrial Design Drawing for the Steelcraft Toy World's Fair Bus, 1939
Colored pencil heightened with white on board
H x W:  13 1/4 x 28 inches ( 33.7 x 71.1 cm)
This toy depicted above was for the Murray Ohio Manufacturing Company

Steelcraft Toy Bus
Murray Ohio Manufacturing Company
Painted pressed steel with rubber tires
Circa 1939
H x W x L:  7 x 6 x 20 3/4"  (17.8 x 15.2 x 52.7 cm)

Design for Red Bicycle for the Murray Ohio Manufacturing Company
Mixed media on illustration board
Signed and titled in the image along lower edge
H x W:  10 x 20 inches (24.5 x 50.8 cm)

Red Astro Flight Bicycle
Circa: 1965
Enameled steel with rubber tires
H x L  43 x 68 1/2"  ( 109.2 x 174 cm)

So what else could I say? 
A superb auctioneer, excellent photography, a famous industrial designer, 
and a fresh post that I haven't written about before, nor have ever found an industrial designer who designed toys.

What a day!

All images courtesy of Liveauctioneers and Heritage Auctions.

Thanks for dropping by,
and have a great day or evening.

Stacey Bindman

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