Geometric Model Stand by L. Brill, D41, 9

Geometric Model Stand by L. Brill, D41, 9

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Description
This is one of a group of hollow wooden stands, painted black, which are designed to hold models like those produced by Ludwig Brill and Martin Schilling. It is an elliptic ring.
A paper tag on the stand reads: D41,9. A pencil mark on the bottom reads: X 2. XXXIII. Model XXXIII in Brill’s Series 10.2, is an ellipsoid with the ratio of the length of the axes 1:2:3. It has Brill’s overall number 3. In Schilling’s catalog, the same model has overall number 4 and is Series 10, Nr. 13. For the model for which this is a stand, see 1990.0571.01.
References:
L. Brill, Catalog, 1892, p. 22, 57, 91.
M. Schilling, Catalog, 1911, p. 22, 111, 168.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model Stand
date made
1885-1900
maker
Brill, L.
place made
Germany: Hesse, Darmstadt
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 cm x 13.3 cm x 12.2 cm; 25/32 in x 5 1/4 in x 4 13/16 in
ID Number
MA.304722.23.03
catalog number
304722.23.03
accession number
304722
Credit Line
Gift of Brown University Department of Mathematics
subject
Mathematics
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