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Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Two Angles with Their Sides Parallel but in Different Planes

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Two Angles with Their Sides Parallel but in Different Planes

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To show relationships among planes and angles, A. H. Wheeler designed a series of what he called platform models. These had a rectangular base, usually attached to other rectangles and triangles.
In this platform model, a folded rectangle cuts two other rectangles perpendicularly. The model represents two angles with parallel sides in different planes. A paper tag reads: 266. A mark in pencil on the bottom of the model reads: March-3-1916.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1916 03 03
associated dates
1916 03 03 / 1916 03 03
Wheeler, Albert Harry
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 4.8 cm x 5.7 cm x 4 cm; 1 7/8 in x 2 1/4 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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