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chen1947



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't see why not. I would buy one!
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Jeff Myers



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All of the circular designs for the Price Tower
Screenshots of plans courtesy of the Avery Archives


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chen1947



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW!
Jeff thinks for posting those screen shots, they are wonderful! That conference table is wonderful makes you wonder what happen to it?

Have you ever seen a drawing of the commissary?

I recently purchased this sign from the Wright auction of Price Tower items. Im working with Price Tower to determine its original location. Have you even seen anything like it on a drawing?
https://www.wright20.com/auctions/2019/06/important-design-including-post-war-contemporary-art/428?search=price+tower
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love those letters.
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chen1947



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for those additional images! That ash tray is really unusual.

The thought so far is that the letters came from Harold Price Jrs parking space at the Tower.

Is the Avery archive available for viewing online?
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Jeff Myers



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have to send them an email. Plans are free at low res to make building difficult.
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Tom



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the same question about the Avery Archive?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Price ashtray design reminds me of this object, seen in published photos of the Storer living room during Joel Silver's ownership; I covet this little container without knowing anything about it.





The 8" polished letters, H and P, are intriguing. Note that, in the building lettering shown in a drawing posted in detail by Jeff, the cross-bars of letters like A, E, H are well below center; the H obtained
at auction has a raised cross-bar. The letter presumably can't be shown upside down, as that would mean that the crenellation running up the vertical stroke would switch sides, from left to right...

I'm not suggesting there's anything wrong with it; it's just interesting. It will be great to find out where the letters might have been located, in the building. Along with a C, they would be the client's initials ?

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chen1947



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is an interesting container!

Very true it doesn't match the letters in the drawings Jeff posted. It's even possible that those letters where never produced.

Price Tower has a pair of matching letters so I wouldn't think there was a letter missing but its possible.

Price Tower showed a photo Carlolyn's and Harold Price's daughter who remembers the letters. She is speaking with her siblings to see where they where placed in the building. They are also searching for a photo.

It's possible that they where added at a latter time by Taliesin during one of the renovations.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good. I believe I understand you, except for this line:

"Price Tower has a pair of matching letters so I wouldn't think there was a letter missing but it's possible."

Can you rephrase that ? What letters do they have ?

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chen1947



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They have a set of letters that match the set sold at auction. It’s possible they have other letters from other signage but I’m not sure.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, they have an H and a P just like yours ? Were any other letters offered for sale, or just the ones you got ?

All very interesting. Thanks for the drawings, Jeff---very helpful. The Price commissions are gifts that keep in giving !

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chen1947



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its my understanding that they have an H & P just like mine but I have not seen them.

I purchased the only letters that were offered for sale. You can go on to Wrights website and search Price Tower and see the other items offered in the sale.

Yes, thank you very much for the helpful drawings!
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Tom



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeff Myers wrote:
You have to send them an email. Plans are free at low res to make building difficult.


Interesting.

I'm wondering if Mr. Myers would share
his link and contact with Wright Chat?
In this way we some of us could decide as a group what we
would like to see and then petition Avery for some screen shots.
.... reducing demand on Avery.

(this procedure seems so cumbersome, why wouldn't they
make what they've already got digitized available online?)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:14 am    Post subject: Price Tower-Cast bronze letters Reply with quote

Could they be floor office markers for Harold Price by Blue Stem Foundry in Dewey Oklahoma (5 miles North of Bartlesville) Calvin Mason and Cecil Magana did most of the precise greensand casting work for the towers signage and company logo floor insets.

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