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Geometric Model of A. Harry Wheeler, Six Irregular Tetrahedra (or Three Irregular Octahedra) in a Ring

Geometric Model of A. Harry Wheeler, Six Irregular Tetrahedra (or Three Irregular Octahedra) in a Ring

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This cut, folded and glued tan paper model has six irregular tetrahedra joined in a circle. Two edges of each adjacent tetrahedron are common, so that the model could also be considered three octahedra. Three remaining meeting edges overlap only about 1/3 or the way. The faces are numbered from 1 to 18 going around the outside and from 19 to 24 on the inside. A date written in pencil on the model reads: Aug 27 1936.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1936 08 27
associated dates
1936 08 27 / 1936 08 27
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 glued (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 6.2 cm x 7.7 cm x 7.7 cm; 2 7/16 in x 3 1/32 in x 3 1/32 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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