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

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

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Description
This dissection consists of six pieces arranged in a transparent green pentagonal case. The pieces may be arranged as a pentagon or an equilateral triangle.
A pattern for this model (found in 1979.3002.52) is dated 1932. Wheeler sent a desctiption of the model to Canadian mathematician H.S.M. Coxeter, who wrote letter reacting to that which is with the pattern.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
geometric model
date made
1932
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)
yellow (overall color)
black (overall color)
gray (overall color)
green (overall color)
turquoise (overall color)
red (overall color)
cut and glued (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 1.2 cm x 9 cm x 8.6 cm; 15/32 in x 3 17/32 in x 3 3/8 in
ID Number
MA.304723.793
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.793
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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