Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Two Parallelograms Transformable into Quadrilaterals, Portion, Plane Dissection


This hinged dissection has four triangular pieces. It is part of a model of of two parallelograms convertible into a quadrilateral or a rectangle (Wheeler's model 8PA).

See 1979.3002.43 (folder 2), both for the list of decompositions and pattern.

Maker: Wheeler, Albert Harry

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Worcester

Subject: Mathematics


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


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Credit Line: Gift of Helen M. Wheeler

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MA.304723.778Accession Number: 304723Catalog Number: 304723.778

Object Name: geometric model

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)wood (overall material)metal (overall material)turquoise (overall color)brown (overall color)cut, glued and hinged (overall production method/technique)Measurements: average spatial: 1 cm x 12.5 cm x 10.3 cm; 13/32 in x 4 29/32 in x 4 1/16 in


Record Id: nmah_1075120

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