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Geometric Model, L. Brill No. 4, Ser. 10. 1, Disjoinable Ellipsoid

Geometric Model, L. Brill No. 4, Ser. 10. 1, Disjoinable Ellipsoid

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Description
This white plaster ellipsoid is divided in two along a circle that makes an angle of about 45 degrees with the major axis of the ellipse. Two metal rods protruding from the right portion fit into metal-lined holes in the left portion. The hollow elliptical wooden stand is painted black.
Compare 1990.0571.02.
This series of models was designed at the technical high school in Munich under the direction of Alexander Brill, and originally published in 1885.
Reference:
L. Brill, Catalog, 1892, p. 21, 57, 91.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
geometric model
date made
1892
maker
L. Brill
place made
Germany: Hesse, Darmstadt
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
plaster (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 cm x 9.5 cm x 14 cm; 2 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in
ID Number
1985.0112.001
catalog number
1985.0112.001
accession number
1985.0112
Credit Line
Gift of Wesleyan University
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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