Cone Dissected into Two Pieces, Ross Solid #12

Cone Dissected into Two Pieces, Ross Solid #12

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This is the twelfth in a series of models illustrating the volume of solids designed by William Wallace Ross, a school superintendent and mathematics teacher in Fremont, Ohio.
The unpainted wooden model of a cone is divided into two pieces by a plane parallel to the base. A label on the side of the frustum reads: CONE. Ross compared the volume of a cone to the volume of a pyramid with a regular polygon for its base.
For Ross solids, see 1985.0112.205 through 2012.0112.217. For further information about Ross models, including references, see 1985.0112.191.
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Object Name
geometric model
date made
ca 1895
Ross, W. W.
place made
United States: Ohio, Fremont
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
overall: 15 cm x 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm; 5 29/32 in x 2 15/16 in x 2 15/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Wesleyan University
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Arithmetic Teaching
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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