Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Two Intersecting Spherical Triangles

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Two Intersecting Spherical Triangles

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Description
This small tan paper model is cut, folded, and held together with tape. It shows two intersecting spherical triangles, one labeled “Triangle 1,” with vertices A, B, C; the other labeled “Triangle 2” with vertices A2, B2, and C2. The model is undated and has no Wheeler number.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut, folded and taped (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 2.7 cm x 4.5 cm x 5 cm; 1 1/16 in x 1 25/32 in x 1 31/32 in
ID Number
MA.304723.509
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.509
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Trigonometry
Science & Mathematics
Spherical Trigonometry
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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