Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Two Skew Lines and Their Common Perpendicular

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Two Skew Lines and Their Common Perpendicular

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To show relationships among planes and angles, A. H. Wheeler designed a series of what he called platform models.This is similar to one of them.
Two skew rods are glued to a rectangular wooden base. A second wooden rectangle is glued perpendicular the other one, on the other side of the rods - it represents the common perpendicular. A paper tag on the model reads: 234.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
Other Terms
Geometric Model; Two Skew Lines and Their Common Perpendicular
Wheeler, Albert Harry
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
wood, balsa (overall material)
black (overall color)
cut and glued (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 3 cm x 10.1 cm x 4.1 cm; 1 3/16 in x 3 31/32 in x 1 5/8 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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