Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Brass Polishing Distribution

The door from the terrace to the cafe at the De Young museum in San Francisco. Many hands have entered, polishing the pole. Few grab it low, few grab it high. Most open the door at about elbow height. The resulting wear pattern shows a distribution of this height.

2 comments:

Unknown said...

Looks bimodal, because of the obstruction to grabbing it in the middle :)

Robert W. Jernigan said...

Yes, a bimodal distribution should be expected from that design. Sharp eye! Thanks.