Geometric Model, L. Brill No. 4, Ser. 10. 1, Disjoinable Ellipsoid


This white plaster ellipsoid is divided in two along a circle that makes an angle of about 45 degrees with the major axis of the ellipse. Two metal rods protruding from the right portion fit into metal-lined holes in the left portion. The hollow elliptical wooden stand is painted black.

Compare 1990.0571.02.

This series of models was designed at the technical high school in Munich under the direction of Alexander Brill, and originally published in 1885.


L. Brill, Catalog, 1892, p. 21, 57, 91.

Date Made: 1892

Maker: L. Brill

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Germany: Hesse, Darmstadt

Subject: Mathematics


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Credit Line: Gift of Wesleyan University

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1985.0112.001Catalog Number: 1985.0112.001Accession Number: 1985.0112

Object Name: geometric model

Physical Description: wood (overall material)metal (overall material)plaster (overall material)Measurements: overall: 7 cm x 9.5 cm x 14 cm; 2 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in


Record Id: nmah_693877

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