Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Collapsible Sphere

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Collapsible Sphere

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This collapsible papercut and folded geometric model has a ring at the center that hold three round discs folded in half to form a sphere. It is marked in Wheeler's hand: Dec-19-1915. It also has his number 576. Wheeler would go on to take out a patent for models of this type.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
Other Terms
Geometric Model; Sphere, Collapsible
date made
1915 12 19
associated dates
1915 12 19 / 1915 12 19
Wheeler, Albert Harry
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 5 cm x 5.5 cm x 5.5 cm; 1 31/32 in x 2 5/32 in x 2 5/32 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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