Klein bottle, 1995-1996.

Made:
1995-1996 in Greenfield
maker:
Alan Bennett

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Triple Klein bottle, as item 3), two slices, each 1/6, cut away to form single-twist strips.

A single surface model made in glass by Alan Bennett in Bedford, United Kingdom. It consists of a Klein bottle with three inlet tubes, one of which has been cut out and sectioned to produce a pair of single twist Mobius strips. A Klein bottle is a surface which has no edges, no outside or inside and cannot be properly constructed in three dimensions.

Details

Category:
Mathematics
Object Number:
1996-561
Measurements:
Main Part: 75 x 70 x 60 mm
Part 1: 75 x 30 x 15 mm
Part 2: 75 x 30 x 15 mm
type:
single surface model and single surface model and
credit:
Bennett, Alan