Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Hexagon Transformable into Square Transformable into Pentagon, Plane Dissection

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Hexagon Transformable into Square Transformable into Pentagon, Plane Dissection

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Description
The fifteen pieces of this dissection fit into a hexagonal box. All are are plastic glued to wood. The box is plastic nailed to wood. The pieces can be arranged as a square, a pentagon, or a hexagon.
A pattern is in 1979.3002.43 (folder 1). Drawings of triangle-square-pentagon (14 pieces), triangle-square-pentagon-hexagon (26 pieces), square-pentagon-hexagon (15 pieces), triangle-square-hexagon (13 pieces) dated December 21, 1931 are in 1979.3002.43, folder 3.
For other versions of this puzzle, see MA.304723.768 and MA.304723.800.
This model apparently is not on Wheeler's list of decompositions of ploygons.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
geometric model
date made
ca 1931
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
red (overall color)
brown (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
turquiose (overall color)
white (overall color)
black (overall color)
green (overall color)
purple (overall color)
cut, glued and nailed (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 3 cm x 19.7 cm x 17.2 cm; 1 3/16 in x 7 3/4 in x 6 25/32 in
ID Number
MA.304723.785
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.785
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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