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Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Hexagon Transformable into Three Hexagons, Plane Dissection

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Hexagon Transformable into Three Hexagons, Plane Dissection

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Description
The seven pieces of this hinged dissection may be arranged as one large regular hexagon or three smaller regular hexagons.
A pattern for the model, found in 1979.3002.43, folder 1, is dated March 28,1932.
In Wheeler's list of dissections this is described as "Hexagon into three hexagons" and denoted 7HJ. See 1979.3002.43 (folder 2). There is a drawing for 7HJ, dated March 31, 1932, in 1979.3002.49.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
geometric model
date made
ca 1932
ca 1932 03 31
c. 1932
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)
brown (overall color)
cut, glued and hinged (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 1.3 cm x 15.3 cm x 17.9 cm; 1/2 in x 6 1/32 in x 7 1/16 in
ID Number
MA.304723.791
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.791
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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