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


This plastic geometric model consists of four identical figures, each joined to the other three by a short edge. The middle is a large hole. Wheeler envisioned this model as four examples of his model 695 (MA.304723.413), arranged in alternating quadrants of a regular octahedron.

The Wheeler’s number for the model, 699, is written on one face. Wheeler classified the model as a one-sided polyhedron.

Date Made: ca 1940

Maker: Wheeler, Albert Harry

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Worcester

Subject: Mathematics


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Related Publication: Wheeler, A.H.. List of Wheeler Models

Credit Line: Gift of Helen M. Wheeler

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MA.304723.409Accession Number: 304723Catalog Number: 304723.409

Object Name: geometric model

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)white (overall color)yellow (overall color)blue (overall color)purple (overall color)cut and glued (overall production method/technique)Measurements: average spatial: 12.5 cm x 15.8 cm x 17.5 cm; 4 29/32 in x 6 7/32 in x 6 7/8 in


Record Id: nmah_1069142

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