Model of the Intersection of Cylinders by Richard P. Baker, Baker #386 (a Ruled Surface)

Model of the Intersection of Cylinders by Richard P. Baker, Baker #386 (a Ruled Surface)

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Description
This ruled surface has a wooden frame painted black; six quadrants of cylinders, each of which is formed by threads joining arcs in the frame on two opposite sides; and six wires indicating curves of intersection of two cylindrical quadrants. Three of the wires intersect near one corner, and the other three near the opposite corner. Threads are in blue, yellow, and red.
A paper tag on the bottom of the model reads: Intersection of cylinders (/) xy = 4, yz=6, zx=8.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
geometric model
date made
ca 1906-1935
maker
Baker, Richard P.
Physical Description
thread (overall material)
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
red (overall color)
blue (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
black (overall color)
screwed, bolted and threaded (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 27.5 cm x 26.4 cm x 26.1 cm; 10 13/16 in x 10 13/32 in x 10 9/32 in
ID Number
MA.211257.065
accession number
211257
catalog number
211257.065
Credit Line
Gift of Frances E. Baker
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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