Geometric Model by Robert Curtis, a Student of A. Harry Wheeler, One-Sided Polyhedron

Geometric Model by Robert Curtis, a Student of A. Harry Wheeler, One-Sided Polyhedron

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This cut, folded, and glued paper model is in the general shape of a cuboctahedron. , However, all six of the triangular sides have been replaced by facets with three triangular sides.. A paper tag on the model reads: 664. Another mark reads: ROBERT CURTIS (/) OCT 22, 1938. Three small fragments exist that made up most of one side and part of two others.
Wheeler described this model as a one sided polyhderon "derived from Archimedean Solid VII. Bruckner page 132. He also assigned it his number M23.
A. H. Wheeler, , "List of Models," Mathematics Collections, Non-accession number 1979.3002.83, NMAH.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
Other Terms
Geometric Model; One-Sided Polyhedron
date made
1938 10 22
Wheeler, Albert Harry
Curtis, Robert L.
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and glued (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 14.3 cm x 22.5 cm x 22.5 cm; 5 5/8 in x 8 27/32 in x 8 27/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
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