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

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

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Description
This cut, folded and glued paper model has tetrahedral symmetry. The model appears to be the union of four faceted octahedra (also called heptahedra or tetrahemihexahedra - models like MA.304723.380).
A mark on the model reads: 662. Another mark reads: Curtis 10/18/38.
Wheeler referred to this model as being from Brűckner VIII – 36. He gave it the additional number M21.
Compare models MA.304723.415 and MA.304723.391. They are not identical
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
date made
1938 10 18
teacher
Wheeler, Albert Harry
maker
Curtis, Robert L.
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and glued (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 10 cm x 12 cm x 11.5 cm; 3 15/16 in x 4 23/32 in x 4 17/32 in
ID Number
MA.304723.391
catalog number
304723.391
accession number
304723
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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