Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Regular Octahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Regular Octahedron

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Cloth tape and rubber bands held this paper model of a regular octahedron together so that it could be opened to look inside. A paper tag reads: 320.
Wheeler classified the model as collapsible.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
rubber bands (overall material)
cloth tape (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and taped (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 5 cm x 5.8 cm x 6.5 cm; 1 31/32 in x 2 9/32 in x 2 9/16 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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