Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Truncated Tetrahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Truncated Tetrahedron

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Perpendicular cuts near the four vertices of a regular tetrahedron yields this model, a truncated tetrahedron. The faces of this tan paper object are four equilateral triangles and four regular hexagons. A paper tag reads: 6. A second mark reads 6 I (/) A. Harry Wheeler (/) Nov 1. 1931 (/) Pat. 1292188.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
Other Terms
Geometric Model; Truncated Tetrahedron; Archimedean Solid
date made
1931 11 01
associated dates
1931 11 01 / 1931 11 01
Wheeler, Albert Harry
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: 5.3 cm x 6.5 cm x 7 cm; 2 3/32 in x 2 9/16 in x 2 3/4 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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