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

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

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This colorful plastic model is in the shape of a regular octahedron but has four alternating faces removed and replaced by inward-facing triangular pyramids. It is a one-sided polyhedron. A mark on the object reads: M66 (/) 688.
Wheeler described this model as a "one sided polyhedron derived from the regular octahedron" and assigned it his numbers 688 and M66..
Compare 1979.0102.175, 1979.0102.176, 1979.0102.177, 1979.0102.190, 1979.0102.203, 1979.0102.272, 1979.0102.304, MA.304723.366, MA.304723.380. MA.304723.387, and MA.304723.419.
Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p. 101.
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)
pink (overall color)
blue (overall color)
white (overall color)
turquoise (overall color)
violet (overall color)
gray (overall color)
cut and glued (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 5.5 cm x 3.6 cm x 3.9 cm; 2 5/32 in x 1 13/32 in x 1 17/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
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