Set of tesselating wooden pieces in 3 colours

Made:
1890-1910 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown

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Set of tesselating wooden pieces in 3 colours to represent interlacing surfaces, made for Alexander Crum Brown, unsigned, United Kingdom, 1890-1910

The hexagonal hole allowed the whole plane to be covered in the manner seen here with the three-coloured shapes.

Details

Category:
Mathematics
Object Number:
2006-69
Materials:
beech (wood), complete, iron, mahogany (wood), paper (fibre product) and pine (wood)
Measurements:
overall (box): 55 mm x 260 mm x 140 mm, .526kg
type:
model - representation
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
School of Mathematics, The University of Edinburgh