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Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Two Angles and Two Planes

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Two Angles and Two Planes

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Description
To show relationships among planes and angles, A. H. Wheeler designed a series of what he called platform models. All of these had a rectangular platform, with other segments (often other rectangles) secured to it. This tan paper platform model shows two parallel planes cut by two planes that are at an angle to one another.
A paper tag on the model reads: 2A-2PL*.
For the pattern, see 1979.3002.109. The pattern is dated March 11, 1945, hence the rough date assigned to the model.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
ca 1945
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 cm x 7.1 cm x 11.5 cm; 2 3/4 in x 2 25/32 in x 4 17/32 in
ID Number
1979.0102.262
catalog number
1979.0102.262
accession number
1979.0102
Credit Line
Gift of Louise D. Campbell
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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