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These industrial design drawings were created on November 29, 1949 by Thomas Lamb (1896-1988), the "Handle Man", an industrial designer most noted for his creations of physiologically efficient handles like the ones depicted here. Lamb's start in the field was inauspicious; he dropped out of high school to help financially support his family, but took up a job doing medical drawings for a plastic surgeon, where he learned anatomy.Read more...
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