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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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
geometric model
date made
ca 1933
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)
green (overall color)
brown (overall color)
black (overall color)
cut, glued and hinged (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
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
MA.304723.789
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.789
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Science & Mathematics
Plane Dissections
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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