Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Tetrakaidecahedron Sixth Species


This cut and folded tan paper model can be seen as a small cube intersecting a stellar octungula. Wheeler described it as a higher form of the truncated octahedron. He assigned it number 26 generally and number 20 among the regular solids.

A pencil mark on the model reads: 9 / 26. Another pencil mark reads: RS20; Another pencil mark reads: Intersecting Cube (/) and Stella Octangula [/] Tetrakaidekahedron [/] [. . . ] [/] Species [/] July 27-32.

Date Made: 1932 07 27

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 Louise D. Campbell

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1979.0102.296Accession Number: 1979.0102Catalog Number: 1979.0102.296

Object Name: Geometric Model

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 10.9 cm x 7.7 cm x 7.7 cm; 4 9/32 in x 3 1/32 in x 3 1/32 in


Record Id: nmah_905017

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