Dissected Frustum of a Triangular Prism, Ross Solid

Description
This is one of a series of models illustrating the volume of solids designed by William Wallace Ross, a school superintendent and mathematics teacher in Fremont, Ohio. The unpainted wooden model of the frustum of a triangular pyramid has three trapezoidal sides and a triangular top and base. It is dissected into three pieces. A paper label attached to one side reads: Triangular Frustum.
For Ross solids, see 1985.0112.205 through 2012.0112.217. For further information about Ross models, including references, see 1985.0112.191.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
geometric model
date made
ca 1895
maker
Ross, W. W.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15 cm x 6.5 cm x 6.5 cm; 5 29/32 in x 2 9/16 in x 2 9/16 in
place made
United States: Ohio, Fremont
ID Number
1985.0112.215
catalog number
1985.0112.215
accession number
1985.0112
subject
Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Arithmetic Teaching
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Arithmetic Teaching
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Wesleyan University
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