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Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Collapsible Spherical Sector

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Collapsible Spherical Sector

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Description
This collapsible paper geometric model has a ring at the center that hold twelve segments of circles folded in half to form a sector of of a sphere. It is marked in Wheeler's hand: Dec-30-1915. It also has his number 572. Wheeler would go on to take out a patent for models of this type.
December of 1915 was the month of the founding of the Mathematical Association of America at a meeting in Columbus, Ohio. Wheeler did not attend the meeting, but did become a charter member of the MAA.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1915-12-30
1915 12 30
1915
associated dates
1915 12 30 / 1915 12 30
unspecified
Wheeler, Albert Harry
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 2 cm x 4.6 cm x 4.6 cm; 25/32 in x 1 13/16 in x 1 13/16 in
ID Number
MA.304723.346
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.346
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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