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Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Union of Regular Octahedron and Cube Transformable Into Itself, Dissected Polyhedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Union of Regular Octahedron and Cube Transformable Into Itself, Dissected Polyhedron

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Description
This is a paper hinged model of a dissected polyhedron. It consists of six regular octahedra and eight six-sided figures. These may be arranged to form the union of a cube and a regular octahedron in two ways. One may have the faces of the cube are white and the faces of the octahedron red. Transformed the faces of the cube are blue sides and those of the octahedron are white.
This is Wheeler's model 776.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
unspecified
Wheeler, Albert Harry
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
blue (overall color)
white (overall color)
red (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 13.5 cm x 10 cm x 10.5 cm; 5 5/16 in x 3 15/16 in x 4 1/8 in
ID Number
MA.304723.313
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.313
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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