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

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

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Description
This dissection consists of six wooden polygonal pieces with colorful plastic on the top. The pieces may be arranged as a regular pentagon (as they are in the celluloid pentagonal case) or as a square.
This is Wheeler's model 6PB, in his list of decompositions of polygons (1979.3002.43), folder 2.
A drawing for this dissection, dated November 27, 1931, is in 1979.3002.43 (folder 1). There is a related drawing in 1979.3002.53, dated December 31, 1931.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
geometric model
date made
ca 1931
date designed
1931 11
date made
ca 1931 11 27
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
white (overall color)
green (overall color)
black (overall color)
red (overall color)
purple (overall color)
brown (overall color)
plastic (overall material)
wood (overall material)
cut and glued (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 1.5 cm x 19 cm x 18.8 cm; 19/32 in x 7 15/32 in x 7 13/32 in
ID Number
MA.304723.801
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.801
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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