Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, One-Sided Polyhedron


This cut and glued white plastic model consists of four congruent polyhedra joined together along edges so as to form four symmetric six-sided holes. The constituent polyhedra each have

Six triangles, three parallelepipeds, and six irregular quadrilaterals (arranged as in model MA.304723.397). A mark on the model reads: 697. A paper tag reads: M56.

Wheeler described this model as “Four of 694b in four alternate quadrants of a Regular Octahedron.”


A.H. Wheeler, Catalog of Models, A. H. Wheeler Papers, Mathematics Collections, National Museum of American History.

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.304723.408Accession Number: 304723Catalog Number: 304723.408

Object Name: Geometric Model

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)white (overall color)cut and glued (overall production method/technique)Measurements: average spatial: 10.7 cm x 13.7 cm x 12.6 cm; 4 7/32 in x 5 13/32 in x 4 31/32 in


Record Id: nmah_1069140

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