Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Two Angles with Their Sides Parallel but in Different Planes


To show relationships among planes and angles, A. H. Wheeler designed a series of what he called platform models. These had a rectangular base, usually attached to other rectangles and triangles.

In this platform model, a folded rectangle cuts two other rectangles perpendicularly. The model represents two angles with parallel sides in different planes. A paper tag reads: 266. A mark in pencil on the bottom of the model reads: March-3-1916.

Date Made: 1916 03 03

Maker: Wheeler, Albert Harry

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, WorcesterAssociated Place: 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.304723.590Accession Number: 304723Catalog Number: 304723.590

Object Name: Geometric Model

Physical Description: paper (overall material)tan (overall color)cut and folded (overall production method/technique)Measurements: average spatial: 4.8 cm x 5.7 cm x 4 cm; 1 7/8 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 9/16 in


Record Id: nmah_1072737

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