Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Hexagon Transformable into a Equilateral Triangle, Plane Dissection

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Hexagon Transformable into a Equilateral Triangle, Plane Dissection

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Description
The six pieces of this partially hinged dissection can be arranged either as a regular hexagon or an equilateral triangle.
For a sketch of the mirror image of this dissection, see Wheeler's list of dissections under "Regular Hexagons" in 1979.3002.43 (folder 2). It is denoted as 6HF. For the drawing for the model, dated April 13, 1932, see 1979.3002.43, folder 1. There is another drawing, dated March 30, 1932, with pieces, in 1979.3002.53.
Compare MA.304723.787 and MA.304723.792.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
geometric model
date made
ca 1932
ca 1932 03 30
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)
turquoise (overall color)
brown (overall color)
cut, glued and hinged (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 1.5 cm x 17 cm x 15 cm; 19/32 in x 6 11/16 in x 5 29/32 in
ID Number
MA.304723.787
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.787
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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