Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Cuboctahedron Fourth Species

Description:

Wheeler designed several models that extended the cuboctahedron (a model with eight triangular and six square faces). This is what he called the “fourth species” of the cuboctahedron. It has eight regions that are triangular pyramids facing inward and hence contribute three triangular sides each. It also has six regions that contribute eight triangular sides each. Finally, twelve more open regions have two square and two triangular sides. Many sides appear to be coplanar.

A mark on the model reads: Cuboctahedron (/) Fourth Series (/) A. Harry Wheeler (/) July-19-1932. A pencil mark reads: 13 / 38 (/) RS30.

Compare MA.304723.072 and MA.304723.073. They are not identical.

Date Made: 1932 07 19

Maker: Wheeler, Albert Harry

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Worcester

Subject: Mathematics

Subject:

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Credit Line: Gift of Helen M. Wheeler

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MA.304723.073Accession Number: 304723Catalog Number: 304723.073

Object Name: Geometric Model

Physical Description: paper (overall material)tan (overall color)cut and folded (overall production method/technique)Measurements: average spatial: 12 cm x 13.5 cm x 14 cm; 4 23/32 in x 5 5/16 in x 5 1/2 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-13d9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1065414

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