Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Collapsible Ellipsoid

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Collapsible Ellipsoid

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In this tan cut and folded paper model, two perpendicular ellipses are cut by six circular rings to form an ellipsoid. A paper tag on the model reads: 579. A mark reads: Jan 9 1916.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1916 01 09
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: 4 cm x 15.7 cm x 4 cm; 1 9/16 in x 6 3/16 in x 1 9/16 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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