Geometrical Groin Vault, string surface model

Made:
1872 in Paris
maker:
Fabre de Lagrange

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Groin; oblique intersection of two splayed vaults of the same spring
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Science Museum Group Collection

Groin; oblique intersection of two splayed vaults of the same spring
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Science Museum Group Collection

Groin; oblique intersection of two splayed vaults of the same spring

This is one of a large set of ruled surface models made by Fabre de Lagrange, in Paris, France, following designs introduced in the early 19th century. They illustrate surfaces which can be traced out in space by the movement of a straight line. This particular model shows a groin, an oblique intersection of two vaults of similar spacing.

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Details

Category:
Mathematics
Object Number:
1872-129
Materials:
brass, complete, lead, string, wood
type:
surface models
credit:
Fabre de Lagrange
status:
Permanent collection

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