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

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

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Description
This colorful plastic model has twelve triangular pieces on each of four sides, for a total of forty-eight pieces. Many of these pieces are coplanar with other pieces. Wheeler described it as a “one-sided polyhedron derived from the regular tetrahedron by passing planes through the edges perpendicular to the opposite edges.” A mark on the model reads: 687. Wheeler also considered it model M72 in his series of models of one-sided polyhedra.
Reference:
A.H. Wheeler, Catalog of Models, A. H. Wheeler Papers, Mathematics Collections, National Museum of American History.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
pink (overall color)
green, dark (overall color)
brown (overall color)
white (overall color)
green, light (overall color)
pink, speckled (overall color)
orange (overall color)
cut and glued (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 5.9 cm x 7.7 cm x 7.4 cm; 2 5/16 in x 3 1/32 in x 2 29/32 in
ID Number
MA.304723.388
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.388
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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