Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Rhombic Dodecahedron Transformable into Two Cubes, Dissected Polyhedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Rhombic Dodecahedron Transformable into Two Cubes, Dissected Polyhedron

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Description
This paper model of a rhombic dodecahedron has a cube at the core and six hinged square pyramids arranged with one pyramid on each face of the cube, The hinged pieces may be rearranged to form a second, congruent cube. Each cube has an arrangement of dots, so that the two together resemble a pair of dice. For a larger version of this model, see MA.304723.292. For the larger size in plastic, see MA.304723.273 (the cube) and MA.304723.311 (the six pyramids).
There is a drawing in 1979.3002.40 dated March 1, 1939 for "Pair-a-Dice" New Standard Size = Allow for thickness of Pyralin. Model made April 9, 1932 - pieces attached.
Compare MA.304723.292, MA.304723.301, and MA.304723.311.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
black (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 5.75 cm x 5.75 cm x 5.75 cm; 2 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in
ID Number
MA.304723.301
catalog number
304723.301
accession number
304723
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Science & Mathematics
Dissected Polyhedra
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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