Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Ruled Surface (Quartic Scroll)

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Ruled Surface (Quartic Scroll)

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Description
The model has a cardboard disc for a base and a rectangular frame extending from a diameter of the disc. Strings join points on the outer rim to the circle to points on the top of the rectangle.
A mark on the pice of cardboard used to make part of the model reads: ANDERSON'S (/) Providence - Pawtucket. This suggests that the model was made when Wheeler was at Brown University.
For a matheamtically related model, see MA.211257.010.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
Other Terms
Geometric Model; Ruled Surface
unspecified
Wheeler, Albert Harry
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
cardboard (overall material)
string (overall material)
white (overall color)
red (overall color)
tan (overall color)
threaded (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
flattened: 1.5 cm x 12.7 cm x 12.7 cm; 19/32 in x 5 in x 5 in
ID Number
MA.304723.561
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.561
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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