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Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Pentagon Transformable into Square Transformable into Hexagon, Plane Dissection

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Pentagon Transformable into Square Transformable into Hexagon, Plane Dissection

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Description
The fifteen pieces of this dissection fit into a pentagonal box with a wooden base, plastic sides and top, and paper lining. The pieces can be arranged as a regular pentagon, a square or a regular hexagon.
The pattern is first in 1979.3002.43 (folder 1).
Drawings of triangle-square-pentagon (14 pieces), triangle-square-pentagon-hexagon (26 pieces), square-pentagon-hexagon (15 pieces), triangle-square-hexagon (13 pieces)dated December 21, 1931 are in 1979.3002.43, folder 3.
This model apparently is not on Wheeler's list of decompositions of ploygons.
For other versions of this puzzle, see MA.304723.785 and MA.304723.768.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
geometric model
date made
1931
ca 1931
ca 1931 12 21
unspecified
Wheeler, Albert Harry
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
wood (overall material)
white (overall color)
gray (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
brown (overall color)
turquoise (overall color)
black (overall color)
green (overall color)
red (overall color)
white (overall color)
cut, glued and screwed (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 3 cm x 20 cm x 19.2 cm; 1 3/16 in x 7 7/8 in x 7 9/16 in
ID Number
MA.304723.800
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.800
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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