Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Cube Transformable Into Two Snub Octahedra, Dissected Polyhedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Cube Transformable Into Two Snub Octahedra, Dissected Polyhedron

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Description
This paper model of a cube is dissected into sixteen identical irregular octahedra. The octahedra are hinged together in groups of eight - one group is painted turquoise. The pieces may be arranged to form two snub octahedra (14-sided figures that Wheeler called tetrakaidecahedra) or a cube.
Compare MA.304723.300, MA.304723.323 and MA.304723.476.
There is a drawing entitled "Cube Separabled into two Tetrakaidekahedra" and dated March 1, 1930 in 1979.3002.40.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
turquiose (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 7.7 cm x 7.7 cm x 7.7 cm; 3 1/32 in x 3 1/32 in x 3 1/32 in
ID Number
MA.304723.476
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.476
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Dissected Polyhedra
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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