Geometric Model by Clarke Wesson, Student of A. Harry Wheeler, Intersecting Planes


To show relationships among planes and angles, A. H. Wheeler designed a series of what he called platform models. All of these had a rectangular platform, with other segments (often other rectangles) secured to it. In this paper model, two parallel rectangles are held apart by two intersecting rectangles. The line of intersection of the intersecting rectangles is perpendicular to the parallel rectangles.

A mark in pencil on the bottom of the model reads: Clarke Wesson (/) Feb 15, 1916 (/) Model No 17.

Date Made: 1916 02 15

Maker: Wesson, Clarke

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Worcester

Subject: Mathematics


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Credit Line: Gift of Helen M. Wheeler

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MA.304723.056Catalog Number: 304723.056Accession Number: 304723

Object Name: Geometric Model

Physical Description: paper (overall material)tan (overall color)cut and folded (overall production method/technique)Measurements: average spatial: 4.5 cm x 5.7 cm x 3.8 cm; 1 25/32 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in


Record Id: nmah_1064881

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