The Plastic Klein Bottle
January 11, 2017 ... I've run out of these Klein bottles; I will make more in a month or so.
A plastic Klein Bottle
Carefully crafted of modern polymers, Acme's plastic Klein Bottle is small, yet handsome. 10.5 cm (4 inches) tall and 6cm (2.3 inches) in diameter. It's about the same size as Acme's widely admired baby Klein Bottle, so it fits your palm and pocketbook. To allow you to visually explore the inner and outer reaches of the manifold, the 1.4 mm thick walls are gently perforated with more than a thousand holes, forming a Whiffle-Klein-Bottle.
Designed by Nancy Shaw - an artist from Berkeley's Math Science Research Institute, who has created numerous mathematical shapes and even a slide-rule. This Klein Bottle is built for maximum structrual strength - it won't break if dropped from a 2 meter height. And it's so lightweight that a committee of prominent scientists may have recommended that it be included as STANDARD EQUIPMENT for future chrononauts.
Immersed (not embedded) in 3-dimensions, this Klein Bottle is machine made from a select assortment of carbon, oxygen and nitrogen atoms, all precisely linked together into a macromolecular symphony of topological delight.
This quality, shrink-resistant, zero-volume, polymerized manifold is yours for a paltry $43 ... a wise investment in the future of your universe!
See more Klein Bottles on Acme's Home Page
Acme Klein Bottle - where everything is continuous, differentiable, and invertable
this page last updated by Cliff on January 11, 2017