Cylinder, cone and two conoids, string surface model, 1872.

 
Cylinder, cone and two conoids, string surface model, 1872.
4 0 c m
 
34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

Description

Model showing four surfaces: a cylinder, cone and two conoids. This is one of a large set of ruled surface models made by Fabre de Lagrange, 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.

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