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Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Regular Hexagon Transformable into Two Six-Pointed Stars, Plane Dissection

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Regular Hexagon Transformable into Two Six-Pointed Stars, Plane Dissection

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Description
The seven pieces of this plane dissection may be arranged as a regular hexagon or as two equal stars (or, as Wheeler puts it, two intersecting equilateral triangles). The central star is red. The six outer rhombuses are hinged in pairs, making this a partially hinged dissection. Everything fits in a transparent green plastic case.
A drawing of this model, dated April 5, 1932, is in 1979.3002.55 (folder 1).
This is model 7HE in Wheeler's list of dissections under "Regular Hexagons." See 1979.3002.43 (folder 2).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
geometric model
date made
ca 1932
ca 1932 04 05
c. 1932
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)
yellow (overall color)
green (overall color)
red (overall color)
brown (overall color)
cut, glued and hinged (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 1.6 cm x 17.6 cm x 16.8 cm; 5/8 in x 6 15/16 in x 6 5/8 in
ID Number
MA.304723.784
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.784
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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