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Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Cube Transformable into Rectangular Parallelepiped, Dissected Polyhedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Cube Transformable into Rectangular Parallelepiped, Dissected Polyhedron

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Description
This is a wooden dissected polyhedron of seven pieces that may be arranged as a 1 x 1 x 2 block or as a cube.The pieces are in a green celluloid box. They are marked with the Roman numerals from I to VII. W. F. Cheney, Jr., of Connecticut State College posed this dissection as a problem in The American Mathematical Monthly in 1932.
Reference:
A. H. Wheeler, "Problem E4," The American Mathematical Monthly, 42 #8 (October, 1935), pp. 509-510.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
ca 1935
unspecified
Wheeler, Albert Harry
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
wood (overall material)
tan (overall color)
green (overall color)
cut and glued (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 2.9 cm x 5.4 cm x 3 cm; 1 5/32 in x 2 1/8 in x 1 3/16 in
ID Number
MA.304723.711
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.711
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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