Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Portion of a Plane Dissection

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Portion of a Plane Dissection

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This portion of a dissection has a quadrilateral base. A portion of a circle is covered with light purple plastic, the remaining area is covered in black plastic.
This appears to be one piece of Wheeler's model 4QB, Circumscribed Quadrilateral (but not Inscriptible) Transformable into an Inscribed Quadrilateral (but not Circumscriptible) - a drawing for this model is in 1979.3002.43, folder 1. However, the piece does not seem to correspond precisely to the drawing. The drawing is dated April 10, 1932.
Currently not on view
Object Name
geometric model
date made
ca 1932
ca 1932 04 10
Wheeler, Albert Harry
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
wood (overall material)
purple (overall color)
brown (overall color)
black (overall color)
cut and glued. (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 1 cm x 19.8 cm x 14 cm; 13/32 in x 7 25/32 in x 5 1/2 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
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Plane Dissections
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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