Knitted light blue wool in a Klein bottle shape

Made:
1890-1910 in Edinburgh
maker:
Alexander Crum Brown
Knitted Klein bottle in light blue wool by Alexander Crum Brown c.1900.  View of whole object on dark graduated Knitted Klein bottle in light blue wool by Alexander Crum Brown c.1900.  View of whole object on dark graduated

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Knitted Klein bottle in light blue wool by Alexander Crum Brown c.1900. View of whole object on dark graduated
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Knitted Klein bottle in light blue wool by Alexander Crum Brown c.1900. View of whole object on dark graduated
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Knitted light blue wool in a Klein bottle shape, by Alexander Crum Brown, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, 1890-1910

Crum-Brown knitted a variety of topological surfaces in his later years, including this Klein ‘bottle’, introduced by Felix Klein in 1882. It has no edge, no inside or outside, and cannot be constructed properly in only three dimensions.

Details

Category:
Mathematics
Object Number:
2006-53
Materials:
complete and wool
type:
model - representation
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
School of Mathematics, The University of Edinburgh