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Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Equilateral Triangle Transformable into a Rhombus (Portion), Plane Dissection

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Equilateral Triangle Transformable into a Rhombus (Portion), Plane Dissection

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Description
Objects MA.304723.752 and MA.304723.758 together consititute a hinged dissection with six pieces. The three pieces of MA.304723.752 may be arranged as an equilateral triangle or a quadrilateral. The three pieces of MA.304723.758 may be arranged as an equilateral triangle or a triangle. Together, the pieces may be arranged as a rhombus or a larger equilateral triangle.
This (the two objects together) is Wheeler's model 6TF, Two equilateral triangles to one equlateral triangle. A drawing of the dissection is in 1979.3002.55, folder 2, dated March 29, 1932.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
geometric model
date made
ca 1932
ca 1932 03 29
unspecified
Wheeler, Albert Harry
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
green (overall color)
cut, glued and hinged (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 1.2 cm x 10.2 cm x 9 cm; 15/32 in x 4 1/32 in x 3 17/32 in
ID Number
MA.304723.758
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.758
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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