Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Compound of Cube and Octahedron, Tetrakaidekahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Compound of Cube and Octahedron, Tetrakaidekahedron

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This cut and folded tan paper model represents the union of a cube and a regular octahedron. The six faces of the cube and portions of the eight faces of the octahdeon can be seen as forming a fourteen-faced polyhedron. A mark on the model reads: Intersecting Cube (/) and Octahedron (/) Tetrakaidekahedron (/) July 27, '32. A typed paper tag reads: RS 17. Another mark reads: 9 /23 (/) RS17.
For related but not identical models, see 1979.0102.053 and 1979.0102.171.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
Other Terms
Geometric Model; Compound Cube and Octahedron
date made
1932 07 27
associated dates
1932 07 27 / 1932 07 27
Wheeler, Albert Harry
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 7 cm x 7 cm x 7 cm; 2 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
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