Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Tetrakaidekahedron Third Species


This cut and folded tan paper model has the general appearance of a cube with a cross-shapped structure on each of its faces. Looking at it more carefully, one finds that each square face of the cube is augmented by four small rectangles in the same plane, one at each vertex. One faceted equilateral triangle interesects each of the eight vertices of the cube. Hence, as the model has fourteen faces, Wheeler considered it a form of tetrakaidekahedron.

A mark on the model reads: TETRAKAIDEKAHEDRON (/) THIRD SPECIES (/) JULY-12-1932. Another mark reads: RS 19. Another mark reads: 9 (/) 25.

Date Made: 1932 07 12

Maker: Wheeler, Albert Harry

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Worcester

Subject: Mathematics


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Credit Line: Gift of Helen M. Wheeler

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MA.304723.071Accession Number: 304723Catalog Number: 304723.071

Object Name: Geometric Model

Physical Description: paper (overall material)tan (overall color)cut and folded (overall production method/technique)Measurements: 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


Record Id: nmah_1065412

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