Geometric Model by L. Durkee, Student of A. Harry Wheeler, Two Angular Segments

Geometric Model by L. Durkee, Student of A. Harry Wheeler, Two Angular Segments

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This is an early example of what A. H. Wheeler would come to call a platform model. All of these had a rectangular platform, with other segments (often other rectangles) secured to it. These other pieces sometimes penetrated the platform.
In this model, the rectangular base has two adjacent arcs of circles on it. These are both divided into seven parts and subdivided into quarters in two of the parts. A ring is cut out of the base inside both of the arcs. A folded rectangle fits into each of the ring segments, and may be moved to indicate different angular openings.
A mark on the bottom of the model reads: L. Durkee (/) Nov 30, '14. Another mark reads: VI-17/
Not found in Wheeler's catlog of his models.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1914 11 30
Wheeler, Albert Harry
Durkee, L.
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 4.5 cm x 7.6 cm x 4.5 cm; 1 25/32 in x 3 in x 1 25/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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