Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Snub Cube

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Snub Cube

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Description
The Archimedean solids are polyhedra with regular polygons for sides and edges of equal length. For example, the faces of this surface are six squares and thirty-two equilateral triangles. It is called a snub cube. The model is made from paper. A. Harry Wheeler assigned this model the number 16, and referred to it as Archimedean solid XI. A mark on the model reads: XI 16. Compare MA.304723.059 (plastic), MA.304723.060 (plastic), and MA.304723.061 (paper).
References:
Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p. 31.
A. H. Wheeler, Catalog of Models.
A. H. Wheeler Papers, Mathematics Collections, National Museum of American History.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and glued (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm; 2 15/16 in x 2 15/16 in x 2 15/16 in
ID Number
MA.304723.059
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.059
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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National Museum of American History
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