Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler or One of His Students, Snub Cube

The Archimedean solids are polyhedra with regular polygons for sides and edges of equal length. For example, the faces of this surface are six squares and thirty-two equilateral triangles. It is called a snub cube. The model is made from plastic. A. Harry Wheeler assigned this model the number 16, and referred to it as Archimedean solid XI. The model is undated and has no signature.
Compare MA*304723.059 (plastic), MA*304723.060 (plastic), and MA*304723.061 (paper).
Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p. 31.
A. H. Wheeler, Catalog of Models, A. H. Wheeler Papers, Mathematics Collections, National Museum of American History.
Currently not on view
Object Name
geometric model
date made
Wheeler, Albert Harry
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
gray (overall color)
cut and glued (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm; 2 15/16 in x 2 15/16 in x 2 15/16 in
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
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