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

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

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Description
Thr four pieces of this hinged dissection can be arranged as a regular hexagon or as a rhombus.
A drawing dated April 16, 1932 in 1979.3002.55, folder 1 shows this model. In his list of dissections, under "Regular Hexagons," Wheeler describes this model as "Hexagon into a Rhombus." He denotes it by 4HO.
Another related drawing is in 1979.3002.43, folder 1.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
geometric model
Other Terms
Dissection
date made
ca 1932
c. 1932
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
green (overall color)
brown (overall color)
cut, glued and hinged (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 1.8 cm x 18.3 cm x 15.6 cm; 23/32 in x 7 7/32 in x 6 5/32 in
ID Number
MA.304723.790
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.790
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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