Geometric Model by Robert L. Curtis, A Student of A. Harry Wheeler, One-Sided Polyhedron

Geometric Model by Robert L. Curtis, A Student of A. Harry Wheeler, One-Sided Polyhedron

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This cut and glued tan paper model is in the general shape of a regular tetrahedron, However, each side has a three-sided pyramid cut our of it, facing inward. Each side of one of these pyramids is in the same plane as a triangle of the same shape cut out of an adjacent face.
A tag on the model reads: 648. A mark in pencil reads: 648. Another mark in pencil reads: R.L.C. 11/6/38.
Wheeler referred to this model as a one-sided polyhedron.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
Other Terms
Geometric Model; One-Sided Polyhedron
date made
1938 11 06
associated dates
1938 11 06 / 1938 11 06
Wheeler, Albert Harry
Curtis, Robert L.
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and glued (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 11.4 cm x 13.5 cm x 12 cm; 4 1/2 in x 5 5/16 in x 4 23/32 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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