Geometrical Model by F. Townsend, a Student of A. Harry Wheeler, Regular Octahedron with Concentric Cube

Geometrical Model by F. Townsend, a Student of A. Harry Wheeler, Regular Octahedron with Concentric Cube

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Description
Eight threaded needles bisect four edges of this tan paper model of a regular octahedron. When the needles are properly adjusted, the threads form the skeleton of a cube that circumscribes the octahedron.
A mark in pen reads; F. Townsend (/) April 8, 1926.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1926 04 08
associated dates
1926 04 08 / 1926 04 08
maker
Townsend, F.
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
metal (overall material)
string (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 5 cm x 8.5 cm x 6 cm; 1 31/32 in x 3 11/32 in x 2 3/8 in
ID Number
MA.304723.686
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.686
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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