Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Union of Regular Octahedron and Cube Transformable Into Itself, Dissected Polyhedron


This is a paper hinged model of a dissected polyhedron. It consists of six regular octahedra and eight six-sided figures. These may be arranged to form the union of a cube and a regular octahedron in two ways. One may have the faces of the cube are white and the faces of the octahedron red. Transformed the faces of the cube are blue sides and those of the octahedron are white.

This is Wheeler's model 776.

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.304723.313Accession Number: 304723Catalog Number: 304723.313

Object Name: Geometric Model

Physical Description: paper (overall material)blue (overall color)white (overall color)red (overall color)cut and folded (overall production method/technique)Measurements: average spatial: 13.5 cm x 10 cm x 10.5 cm; 5 5/16 in x 3 15/16 in x 4 1/8 in


Record Id: nmah_1068557

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