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

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

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Description
These five pieces can be arranged as a square two ways. A sheet in the case shows the solution. A mark on this container reads: Puretest (/) Aspirin (/) Tablets (/) U.S. 902.
This is Wheeler's model 5SC.
A drawing for the dissection, dated November23, 1931, and also April 26,1932,is in 1979.3002.43, folder 3. The figure is much larger than this model.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
geometric model
Other Terms
Dissection; Square
date made
ca 1932
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
blue (overall color)
green (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
red (overall color)
pink (overall color)
cut (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial:.8 cm x 6.7 cm x 4.5 cm; 5/16 in x 2 5/8 in x 1 25/32 in
ID Number
MA.304723.817
catalog number
304723.817
accession number
304723
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Plane Dissections
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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