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Geometric Model by R. Anderson, a Student of A. Harry Wheeler, Stellated Octahedron or Stella Octangula

Geometric Model by R. Anderson, a Student of A. Harry Wheeler, Stellated Octahedron or Stella Octangula

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Description
This balsa wood model shows two intersecting tetrahedra. This model also may be seen as a stellation of the octahedron and was called by Kepler a stella octangula. A mark reads: R. Anderson (/) May 8, 1938. Another mark reads: 46.
Compare MA.304723.086, MA.304723.087, MA.304723.132, and 1979.0102.173.
Reference:
Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p. 37. Another paper tag reads: 46 (/) 2T.
Compare MA.304723.086, MA.304723.087, MA.304723.132, and 1979.0102.173.
Reference:
Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p. 37.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1938
1938 05 08
associated dates
1938 05 08 / 1938 05 08
unspecified
Wheeler, Albert Harry
maker
Anderson, R.
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and glued (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 6.5 cm x 8.5 cm x 8.5 cm; 2 9/16 in x 3 11/32 in x 3 11/32 in
ID Number
MA.304723.087
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.087
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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