Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Collapsible Circular Ring (Torus)

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Collapsible Circular Ring (Torus)

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Particularly in this period, A. Harry Wheeler made a variety of cut and folded paper models that he called "collapsible" - that is to say, the pieces could be disassembled into flat slices. This model has a circular ring as base, with twelve circles, each folded in half, inserted in the ring to suggest a torus.
A paper tag on the model reads: 217. Another mark reads: Jan-8-1916.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1916 01 08
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 2 cm x 5 cm x 5 cm; 25/32 in x 1 31/32 in x 1 31/32 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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