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Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Unon of Twelve Tetrahedra

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Unon of Twelve Tetrahedra

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Description
This cut and folded tan paper model represents the intersection of twelver regular tetrahedra. According to Wheeler, the surface is inscriptible in a cube or an octahedron.
A paper tag on the model reads: 61. A faint mark in pencil reads: Twelve (/) Tetrahedra (...).. Another faint mark in pencil reads: Aug 8 1930 (/) No. 61.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1930
1930 08 08
associated dates
1930 08 08 / 1930 08 08
unspecified
Wheeler, Albert Harry
maker
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)
Measurements
average spatial: 10.5 cm x 13 cm x 11 cm; 4 1/8 in x 5 1/8 in x 4 11/32 in
ID Number
MA.304723.110
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.110
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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