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

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

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Description
This regular hexagon has a wooden base and an orange plastic top. Combined, objects numbered MA.304723.796, MA.304723.797, MA.304723.798 and MA.304723.799 form a model that can be arranged as a single large regular hexagon or as four separate hexagons.
This is model 6HC in Wheeler's "Decomposition of Polygons" (1979.3002.43, folder 2). A drawing, along with pattern pieces, is in 1979.3002.49. It is dated April 5, 1932 and May 2, 1932.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
geometric model
date made
ca 1932
ca 1932 05 02
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)
red (overall color)
brown (overall color)
cut and glued (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 1.5 cm x 6.7 cm x 8 cm; 19/32 in x 2 5/8 in x 3 5/32 in
ID Number
MA.304723.798
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.798
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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