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Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Rhombic Dodechahedron Transformable into Two Cubes, Dissected Polyhedron (Incomplete)

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Rhombic Dodechahedron Transformable into Two Cubes, Dissected Polyhedron (Incomplete)

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Description
This plastic model consists of five square pyramids with turquoise triangular sides and white square sides. Combined with an additional pyramid and the cube of model 1979.0102.133, it would comprise a rhombic dodecahedron that could be transformed into two cubes. This is Wheeler's model 784. See MA*304723.328 for a paper version of this model. Also compare Wheeler's model 769 (MA.304723.292, MA.302723.301 and MA.304723.311).
Compare MA.304723.324 and MA.304723.328.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
ca 1939
unspecified
Wheeler, Albert Harry
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
green, bluish (overall color)
tan (overall color)
cut and glued (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 6.5 cm x 6.5 cm x 6.5 cm; 2 9/16 in x 2 9/16 in x 2 9/16 in
ID Number
MA.304723.324
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.324
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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