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Hyperbolic Surface

The most interesting aspect of Ransom's work is found in some of his furniture work.
Ransom discovered that an oblique oriented lattice could be wrapped around on itself to form a section of a hyperboloid. The picture below shows one of Ransom's umbrella stands with such a hyperbolic ring at the top.

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Original woodwork. Set up of the hyperbolic surface in Rhino.