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Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Parallelogram Transformable into Parallelogram, Plane Dissection

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Parallelogram Transformable into Parallelogram, Plane Dissection

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Description
The four pieces of this hinged dissection are all in the shape of parallelograms. They may be arranged as a parallelogram in two ways.
This is Wheeler's model 5N.
See 1979.2002.43 (folder 2).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
geometric model
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)
brown (overall color)
white (overall color)
cut, glued and hinged (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 1 cm x 20 cm x 10.3 cm; 13/32 in x 7 7/8 in x 4 1/16 in
ID Number
MA.304723.779
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.779
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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