The Marshall Johnson Collection: From Concept Design to Final Product
Monday, March 18, 2019
Marshall Johnson’s collection includes the documentation for his whole design process, from concept designs to production drawings, packaging, and marketing materials. It also includes examples for some of his finished products. Among them are numerous Black & Decker power tools and small electric appliances and cookware produced by Wear-Ever, Proctor Silex, and Hamilton Beach, as well as CUTCO knives and sheaths, all designed by Johnson. His most successful products were those he created for Wear-Ever during the 1970s and 1980s, which included the Popcorn Pumper and the Kabob-It, pictured below, along with some of his other creations and their information sheets.
Gail Stanislow is a Project Archivist at Hagley Museum and Library.