Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Triangle Transformable into Right Triangle, Plane Dissection

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Triangle Transformable into Right Triangle, Plane Dissection

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Description
The four pieces of this hinged model are made of plastic glued to wood. The pieces can be arranged as a triangle, a right triangle, or a rectangle. The green plastic is cut, but it covers only one piece
This is 4A on Wheeler's list of decompositions of polygons. It is a dissection that transforms a triangle into a right triangle.
A pattern for this model found in 1979.3002.55 is dated 1932.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
geometric model
geometric model
Other Terms
Dissection
date made
ca 1932
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
green (overall color)
blue (overall color)
pink (overall color)
red (overall color)
hinged (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 1.5 cm x 20.6 cm x 13.3 cm; 19/32 in x 8 1/8 in x 5 1/4 in
ID Number
MA.304723.810
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.810
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Science & Mathematics
Plane Dissections
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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