Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Ellipsoid

Description:

This tan cut and folded paper model consists of two ellipses, arranged perpendicularly, and three parallel elliptical rings perpendicular to both of these. It is collapsible. A paper tag reads: 355. Another mark reads: Model for Fig. 6. A third mark reads: Albert Harry Wheeler (/) 8 Shawmut St (/) Worcester, Mass Mathematical Model (/) or the Like (/) Filed Sept 3, 1914 (/) Serial No 860,041.

On September 3, 1914, Wheeler applied for a UlS. patent for several forms of collapsible mathematical models. This object is the basis for Figure 6 in Wheeler's paent application and in the patent he was granted in 1916.

Reference:

Albert Harry Wheeler, "Mathematical Model," U.S. Patent 1,192,483, July 25, 1916.

Date Made: 1914

Patentee: Wheeler, Albert HarryMaker: Wheeler, Albert Harry

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Worcester

Subject: Mathematics

Subject:

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Mathematics, Science & Mathematics

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Credit Line: Gift of Helen M. Wheeler

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MA.304723.200Accession Number: 304723Catalog Number: 304723.200

Object Name: Geometric Model

Physical Description: paper (overall material)white (overall color)cut and folded (overall production method/technique)Measurements: average spatial: 5.5 cm x 11 cm x 7 cm; 2 5/32 in x 4 11/32 in x 2 3/4 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-c2bb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1066716

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