Model for Descriptive Geometry by A. Jullien - Representation of a Pyramid

Description
Three points, a, b, and c on the horizontal plane make the triangular base of the pyramid. Point (s, s’) at the bend in the wire will be the apex. The three black strings represent the three remaining edges of the pyramid. Notice that the apex is not above the base. The various projections after rotation to the horizontal plane allow the lengths of the sides to be found. The height of the pyramid is segment sS3.
For more details, see COLL.1986.0885 and 1986.0885.01.01.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1880
maker
Jullien, A.
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6.5 cm x 7.5 cm x 6.5 cm; 2 9/16 in x 2 15/16 in x 2 9/16 in
ID Number
1986.0885.01.30
catalog number
1986.0885.01.30
accession number
1986.0885
subject
descriptive geometry
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
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Jullien Geometric Models
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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