Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Square Transformable into Two Squares, Plane Dissection

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Square Transformable into Two Squares, Plane Dissection

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Description
This plastic hinged dissection divides a square into five pieces. The pieces may be rearranged to form two squares.
This is Wheeler's model 5PTC.
Compare MA.304723.769 and MA.304723.770.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
geometric model
date made
ca 1932
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
gold (overall color)
red (overall color)
brown (overall color)
green (overall color)
blue (overall color)
plastic (overall material)
cut, glued and hinged (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 1.2 cm x 7.7 cm x 7.7 cm; 15/32 in x 3 1/32 in x 3 1/32 in
ID Number
MA.304723.775
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.775
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Plane Dissections
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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