Interlacing sheets of different coloured varnished papier mache, in a ring shape

Made:
1912-1914 in Edinburgh
maker:
Alexander Crum Brown
Knotted anchor ring of interlacing sheet, gradual colours, described in the Napier Tercentenary Handbook 1914, by Knotted anchor ring of interlacing sheet, gradual colours, described in the Napier Tercentenary Handbook 1914, by

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Knotted anchor ring of interlacing sheet, gradual colours, described in the Napier Tercentenary Handbook 1914, by
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Knotted anchor ring of interlacing sheet, gradual colours, described in the Napier Tercentenary Handbook 1914, by
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Interlacing sheets of different coloured varnished papier mache, in a ring shape, by Alexander Crum Brown, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, 1912-1914. Described in the Napier Tercentenary Handbook as a knotted anchor ring of interlacing sheet, gradual colours.

A further complexity was added by introducing an anchor ring. The surface of anchor rings could be knotted about both the axis and core, knotted about one and locked about the other, or locked about both.

Details

Category:
Mathematics
Object Number:
2006-64
Materials:
complete and papier mache
type:
model - representation
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
School of Mathematics, The University of Edinburgh