Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Rhombic Dodecahedron Transformable Into Two Cubes, Dissected Polyhedron (Portion)

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Rhombic Dodecahedron Transformable Into Two Cubes, Dissected Polyhedron (Portion)

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Description
This plastic model of a rhombic dodecahedron has six hinged square pyramids arranged with one pyramid on each face of the cube, The hinged pieces may be rearranged to form a s cube with an arrangement of dots as on a die. The model is hinged with tape. With model MA.304723.273 ( a cube) this forms the plastic version of Wheeler's model 769.
There is a drawing in 1979.3002.40 dated March 1, 1939 for "Pair-a-Dice" New Standard Size = Allow for thickness of Pyralin. According to drawing, model made April 9, 1932 (?). Pattern pieces are attached.
Compare MA*304723.292, MA*304723.301, and MA*304723.311.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
unspecified
Wheeler, Albert Harry
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
red (overall color)
gray (overall color)
black (overall color)
cut and taped (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 3 cm x 25 cm x 12.5 cm; 1 3/16 in x 9 27/32 in x 4 29/32 in
ID Number
MA.304723.311
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.311
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Dissected Polyhedra
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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