Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Cuboctahedron (Part of a Dissected Polyhedron)

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Cuboctahedron (Part of a Dissected Polyhedron)

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This paper model is of a dissected cuboctahedron. The pieces are eight triangular pyramids (tan) and six square pyramids with sides painted red and tan bases. A paper framework in the center of the model holds the pieces in place. They can be rearranged to a cube intersecting a regular octahedron (with a hollow interior) Stored in folded paper box. Model MA.304723.302 serves as the filler for MA*304723.299. Hence the two models together can be considered as a transformation of two cubocatahedra into a cube intersecting a regular octahedron. A mark on the object reads: April-19-1930 (/) Cuboctahedron (/) 779.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1930 04 19
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
pink (overall color)
cut, folded & glued (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 8.3 cm x 8.2 cm x 8.4 cm; 3 9/32 in x 3 7/32 in x 3 5/16 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
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Dissected Polyhedra
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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