Geometric Model Stand by L. Brill, D41, 9


This is one of a group of hollow wooden stands, painted black, which are designed to hold models like those produced by Ludwig Brill and Martin Schilling. It is an elliptic ring.

A paper tag on the stand reads: D41,9. A pencil mark on the bottom reads: X 2. XXXIII. Model XXXIII in Brill’s Series 10.2, is an ellipsoid with the ratio of the length of the axes 1:2:3. It has Brill’s overall number 3. In Schilling’s catalog, the same model has overall number 4 and is Series 10, Nr. 13. For the model for which this is a stand, see 1990.0571.01.


L. Brill, Catalog, 1892, p. 22, 57, 91.

M. Schilling, Catalog, 1911, p. 22, 111, 168.

Date Made: 1885-1900

Maker: Brill, L.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Germany: Hesse, Darmstadt

Subject: Mathematics


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Credit Line: Gift of Brown University Department of Mathematics

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MA.304722.23.03Catalog Number: 304722.23.03Accession Number: 304722

Object Name: Geometric Model Stand

Physical Description: wood (overall material)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 cm x 13.3 cm x 12.2 cm; 25/32 in x 5 1/4 in x 4 13/16 in


Record Id: nmah_1213852

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