Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, One-Sided Polyhedron

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Description
This plastic geometric model consists of four identical figures, each joined to the other three by a short edge. The middle is a large hole. Wheeler envisioned this model as four examples of his model 695 (MA*304723.413), arranged in alternating quadrants of a regular octahedron.
The Wheeler’s number for the model, 699, is written on one face. Wheeler classified the model as a one-sided polyhedron.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1940
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
white (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
blue (overall color)
purple (overall color)
cut and glued (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 12.5 cm x 15.8 cm x 17.5 cm; 4 29/32 in x 6 7/32 in x 6 7/8 in
ID Number
MA.304723.409
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.409
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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