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

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

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This paper folded model is in three pieces. The first is in the shape of a regular octahedron. The second is a group of eight hinged six-sided figures that fit on the eight sides of the octahedron to form a cube. These hinged figures also can be arranged to form a cuboctahedron. The octahedron and cuboctahedron pieces fit into the third piece, a box folded in the shape of a cube. A number on the object reads: 762.
No drawing for this model has been located. There is a drawing dated May 14, 1939 in 1979.3002.42. entitled "Cube Dissected into a Cuboctahedron and an Octahedron – Pyralin model made May 16, 1939." This is a drawing for the plastic form of the model.
See MA.304723.738 and 1979.0102.319.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
Wheeler, Albert Harry
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)
average spatial: 9.5 cm x 9.5 cm x 9.5 cm; 3 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in x 3 3/4 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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