Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Collapsible Circular Ring (Torus)


Particularly in this period, A. Harry Wheeler made a variety of cut and folded paper models that he called "collapsible" - that is to say, the pieces could be disassembled into flat slices. This model has a circular ring as base, with twelve circles, each folded in half, inserted in the ring to suggest a torus.

A paper tag on the model reads: 217. Another mark reads: Jan-8-1916.

Date Made: 1916 01 08

Maker: Wheeler, Albert Harry

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.304723.152Accession Number: 304723Catalog Number: 304723.152

Object Name: Geometric Model

Physical Description: paper (overall material)tan (overall color)cut and folded (overall production method/technique)Measurements: average spatial: 2 cm x 5 cm x 5 cm; 25/32 in x 1 31/32 in x 1 31/32 in


Record Id: nmah_1066410

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