Hyperbolic paraboloid, string surface model, 1872.
4 0 c m
 
32cm
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

Hyperbolic paraboloid, string surface model, 1872.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

This is one of a large set of ruled surface models made by Fabre de Lagrange of Paris, 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.
 

Image Ref.

10317215
 

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