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

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

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The four pieces of this hinged dissection have green and black sections and may be arranged as a regular hexagon with a black rectangle inscribed or as 30-60-90 degree triangle with a green rectangle inscribed. Compare to 304723.794. This is Wheeler's model 4HH. There is a drawing in 1979.3002.55 (folder1), although it is not marked 4HH and the inscribed rectangle is not shown. A second drawing in this folder is denoted 4HH and dated April 21, 1933.
In Wheeler's list of "Regular Hexagons" this is denoted as 4HH. See 1979.3002.43, folder 2.
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Object Name
geometric model
date made
ca 1933
Wheeler, Albert Harry
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)
green (overall color)
brown (overall color)
black (overall color)
cut, glued and hinged (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 1.3 cm x 15.4 cm x 17.5 cm; 1/2 in x 6 1/16 in x 6 7/8 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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