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Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Regular Octahedron and Rhombic Dodecahedron, Dissected Polyhedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Regular Octahedron and Rhombic Dodecahedron, Dissected Polyhedron

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Description
This paper model of a dissected polyhedron consists of eight equal triangular pyramids arranged in the facets of a faceted regular octahedron to form a regular octahedron. If the pyramids are reversed, so that they point outward, one has a rhombic dodecahedron with eight hollow cells. Tthe two forms of the model are not congruent.
This is Wheeler's model 787.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1930 04 08
1930
associated dates
1930 04 08 / 1930 04 08
unspecified
Wheeler, Albert Harry
maker
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)
Measurements
average spatial: 10 cm x 11.5 cm x 13 cm; 3 15/16 in x 4 17/32 in x 5 1/8 in
ID Number
MA.304723.320
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.320
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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