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Welcome to Deco-Rations

Hi,
My name is Jim Linz and I'm a Decoholic. I've been collecting Art Deco for over 40 years and selling for about 25 years. Initially, I sold strictly through Modernism shows such as the Art Deco Society of Washington's Exposition of 20th Century Decorative Arts, Queen City Shows' 20th Century Cincinatti, and the former Michigan Modernism Show.

I am the author of five books on Art Deco and mid-century collectibles: Art Deco Chrome, Electrifying Time: Telechron and GE Clocks, 1925-1955, Westclox Windup, and Westclox Electric, all published by Schiffer Books and Merchant Motors: The Art of R. M. Merchant, published by Deco-Rations Press.

It was during my research for those books that I became fascinated with design patents, spending days on end at the U.S. Patent Office searching through their microfiche and paper records.

I am currently working on a series of books on automotive design based on my continuing search of patent records. You can contact me by phone at +1-703-568-3745 or by mail at PO Box 221011, Chantilly, VA 20153.