Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Hyperboloid of One Sheet

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Hyperboloid of One Sheet

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The top and bottom of this model are paper squares that are joined by four paper supports to form an open box-shaped figure. Red threads join the top and bottom squares in the shape of a hyperboloid of one sheet.
A mark on the model reads: 457.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
Wheeler, Albert Harry
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
string (overall material)
tan (overall color)
red (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 4 cm x 4 cm x 4 cm; 1 9/16 in x 1 9/16 in x 1 9/16 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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