Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Cube Transformable into a Stella Octangula and Three Regular Octahedra, Dissected Polyhedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Cube Transformable into a Stella Octangula and Three Regular Octahedra, Dissected Polyhedron

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Description
This model has a box in the shape of a cube which contains one model of a regular octahedron, two pieces which fit around the octahedron to form a stellated octahedron or stella octangula (to use Kepler's language), and three sets of four triangular pyramids hinged together. These twelve pyramids fit around the points of the octangula to complete the cube. Each set of four may also be arranged to form a regular octahedron congruent to the one inside the stellar octangula. Hence this is a dissection of a cube into a stella octangula and three octahedra.
A mark on the object reads: Cube with (/) 4 Octahedra (2) Stella Octangula. Another mark reads: 764.
Compare MA.304723.284 (small, paper), MA.304723.308 (slightly larger, paper), MA.304723.318 (large size, paper) and MA.304723.305. (large size, plastic).
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)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
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
MA.304723.318
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.318
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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