Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Plane Perpendicular to a Line

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Plane Perpendicular to a Line

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This plastic model has a white rectangualr base with a smaller white rectangle erected perpendicular to it, Lines on the base and on the perpendicular plane are perpendicular to the line of intersection of the two rectangles. The small rectangle is held by two light green plastic half-circles. A tag on the model identifies it as Wheeler's model for a plane perpendicular to a line.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
white (overall color)
green, light (overall color)
cut and glued (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 5 cm x 7.6 cm x 5 cm; 1 31/32 in x 3 in x 1 31/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
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National Museum of American History
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