Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Intersecting and Parallel Planes


To show relationships among planes and angles, A. H. Wheeler designed a series of what he called platform models. All of these had a rectangular platform, with other segments (often other rectangles) secured to it. In this model, the red pieces represent two intersecting planes while the turquoise pieces represent two parallel planed perpendicular to the line of intersection of the intersecting planes.

Maker: Wheeler, Albert Harry

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Worcester

Subject: Mathematics


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Credit Line: Gift of Louise D. Campbell

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1979.0102.335Accession Number: 1979.0102Catalog Number: 1979.0102.335

Object Name: Geometric Model

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 4.9 cm x 7.7 cm x 4.4 cm; 1 15/16 in x 3 1/32 in x 1 23/32 in


Record Id: nmah_905049

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