Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Rhombic Dodechahedron Transformable into Two Cubes, Dissected Polyhedron (Incomplete)


This plastic model consists of five square pyramids with turquoise triangular sides and white square sides. Combined with an additional pyramid and the cube of model 1979.0102.133, it would comprise a rhombic dodecahedron that could be transformed into two cubes. This is Wheeler's model 784. See MA*304723.328 for a paper version of this model. Also compare Wheeler's model 769 (MA.304723.292, MA.302723.301 and MA.304723.311).

Compare MA.304723.324 and MA.304723.328.

Date Made: ca 1939

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.304723.324Accession Number: 304723Catalog Number: 304723.324

Object Name: Geometric Model

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)green, bluish (overall color)tan (overall color)cut and glued (overall production method/technique)Measurements: average spatial: 6.5 cm x 6.5 cm x 6.5 cm; 2 9/16 in x 2 9/16 in x 2 9/16 in


Record Id: nmah_1067705

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