Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Cube Transformable into an Octahedron, Dissected Polyhedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Cube Transformable into an Octahedron, Dissected Polyhedron

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Description
This hinged paper model fits in a box folded from paper and fits around (although it does not entirely fill) a paper frame. It consists of eight triangular pyramids and six square pyramids. Fitting the triangular pyramids into the frame gives a regular octahedron. Fitting the square pyramids into the frame gives a cube. This is Wheeler's model 775.
There is a drawing in 1979.3002, folder 42, Dated March 21, 1939, for a cube transformable into a regular octahedron.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1930 04 20
1930
associated dates
1930 04 20 / 1930 04 20
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: 8.3 cm x 8.3 cm x 8.6 cm; 3 9/32 in x 3 9/32 in x 3 3/8 in
ID Number
MA.304723.277
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.277
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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