Three interlacing sheets of red, blue and yellow wool, in a cylinder shape

Made:
1912-1914 in Edinburgh
maker:
Alexander Crum Brown

Three interlacing sheets of red, blue and yellow wool, in the shape of a locked cylinder, by Alexander Crum Brown, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, 1912-1914. Described in the Napier Tercentenary catalogue, as the smallest possible locked cylinder.

This model has the minimum number of perforations required to meet itself matched with the same colour when wrapped into a cylinder.

Details

Category:
Mathematics
Object Number:
2006-59
Materials:
complete, wool
type:
model - representation
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
School of Mathematics, The University of Edinburgh
status:
Permanent collection

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