Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Cube Containing a Tetrakaidekahedron, or Two Snub Octahedra, Dissected Polyhedron


This paper model of a cube is dissected into a snub octahedron and eight identical irregular octahedra. The octahedra are hinged together The pieces may be arranged to form two snub octahedra (14-sided figures that Wheeler called tetrakaidecahedra) or as a cube.

A mark on the model reads: 765. Another mark reads: Cube containing a Tetrakaidecahedron (/) April 1931. A third mark reads: Jan-10-1930.

Compare MA.304723.300, MA.304723.323 (box only) and MA.304723.476.

There is a drawing entitled "Cube Separabled into two Tetrakaidekahedra" and dated March 1, 1930 in 1979.3002.40.

Date Made: 1931 04

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.304723.300Accession Number: 304723Catalog Number: 304723.300

Object Name: Geometric Model

Physical Description: paper (overall material)tan (overall color)cut and folded (overall production method/technique)Measurements: average spatial: 11 cm x 11 cm x 10.5 cm; 4 11/32 in x 4 11/32 in x 4 1/8 in


Record Id: nmah_1068535

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