Geometric Model by Ralph Merritt, A Student of A. Harry Wheeler, Truncated Tetrahedron

Geometric Model by Ralph Merritt, A Student of A. Harry Wheeler, Truncated Tetrahedron

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Description
Perpendicular cuts near the four vertices of a regular tetrahedron yields this model, a truncated tetrahedron. The faces of this wooden object are four equilateral triangles and four regular hexagons. A partly obliterated mark reads: 6 (/) R.M. (....) (/) (...) -28 – 38. This is Wheeler’s model 6..
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1938
associated dates
1938 / 1938
unspecified
Wheeler, Albert Harry
maker
Merritt, Ralph
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
wood, balsa (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and glued (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 5 cm x 7 cm x 6.5 cm; 1 31/32 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 9/16 in
ID Number
MA.304723.434
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.434
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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