Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler,Six Congruent Cubes Inscriptible in a Cube

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler,Six Congruent Cubes Inscriptible in a Cube

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Description
This cut and folded paper model has six square faces and eight groups of three equal triangles pointing inward to a common point. It is a form of a faceted cuboctahedron. Wheeler marked it: Six congruent cubes (/) Inscriptible in (/) a cube (/) July 19, 1938 (/) 110.
Wenninger called it a cubohemioctahedron.
Reference:
Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p. 120.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
Other Terms
Geometric Model; Cubes, Union of 6
date made
1938 07 19
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 11.5 cm x 14 cm x 15 cm; 4 17/32 in x 5 1/2 in x 5 29/32 in
ID Number
MA.304723.131
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.131
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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