Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Cuboctahedron Third Species

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Cuboctahedron Third Species

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This tan cut and folded paper model has 128 triangular faces. It shows what Wenninger calls the second stellation of the cubactahedron – Wheeler calls it the third species of the cuboctahedron. It can be described as a collection of twenty-four dipyramids added to a compound of a cube and a regular octahedron..
A mark in ink on the model reads: Cuboctahedron /) (Third Species (/) A. Harry Wheeler (/) July-19, 1932. A mark in pencil on another face reads: 13 / 37 (/) RS29.
Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1974, p. 69.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1932 07 19
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 10.5 cm x 11 cm x 11 cm; 4 1/8 in x 4 11/32 in x 4 11/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
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National Museum of American History
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