Radiant heater

Inventum and Arie Verbeek1931

NEMO Science Museum

NEMO Science Museum
Amsterdam, Netherlands

In around 1929, young industrial designer Arie Verbeek of Rotterdam designed a portable electric heater for Inventum. His design incorporates two standard 0.5 kW Inventum elements placed horizontally in a bracket made of a continuous piece of bent steel tubing. The supporting underside of the bracket is formed so the two elements radiate their heat at an upward angle. A Bakelite plug/switch is mounted where the two ends of the tubing meet, at the base of the bracket. This red-painted model was introduced in 1932.

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  • Title: Radiant heater
  • Creator: Inventum, Arie Verbeek
  • Date Created: 1931
  • Physical Dimensions: 47,5 x 32,5 x 21 cm (h x w x d)
  • Original Language: English
  • Type: object
  • Rights: NEMO Science Museum
  • Medium: metal (steel), wood, plastic (bakelite)