Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, One-Sided Polyhedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, One-Sided Polyhedron

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This clear plastic model has two double triangular prisms, stacked one atop the other, perpendictularly. Alternately, it looks like a cube with four congruent triangular prisms half its height sliced out of it. The sides are eight small rectangles (in only two planes), four larger rectangles (in four planes), and six triangles (in three planes). A mark on the model reads: 683. Wheeler also called this model M42 anong the one-sided surfaces in his list of models.
A.H. Wheeler, Catalog of Models, A. H. Wheeler Papers, Mathematics Collections, National Museum of American History.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
green (overall color)
cut and glued (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 4.4 cm x 4.5 cm x 4.5 cm; 1 23/32 in x 1 25/32 in x 1 25/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
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National Museum of American History
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