Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Cube Transformable into an Octahedron, Dissected Polyhedron


This hinged paper model fits in a box folded from paper and fits around (although it does not entirely fill) a paper frame. It consists of eight triangular pyramids and six square pyramids. Fitting the triangular pyramids into the frame gives a regular octahedron. Fitting the square pyramids into the frame gives a cube. This is Wheeler's model 775.

There is a drawing in 1979.3002, folder 42, Dated March 21, 1939, for a cube transformable into a regular octahedron.

Date Made: 1930 04 20

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.304723.277Accession Number: 304723Catalog Number: 304723.277

Object Name: Geometric Model

Physical Description: paper (overall material)tan (overall color)cut and folded (overall production method/technique)Measurements: average spatial: 8.3 cm x 8.3 cm x 8.6 cm; 3 9/32 in x 3 9/32 in x 3 3/8 in


Record Id: nmah_1067384

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