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Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Polyhedra Inscribed in Regular Octahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Polyhedra Inscribed in Regular Octahedron

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Description
This model has a transparent plastic regular octahedron, with faces clipped together at the vertices, on the outside. Each of the eight faces has (or once had) six holes that contained beads. Threads passing through the beads form (or once formed) the outline of cubes inscribed in the octahedron - one red, one gold, one black, one green, one brown, and one turquoise. The model has no maker's mark.
For related models, see drawings in 1979.3002.046
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1930-12-31
associated dates
1930 12 31 / 1930 12 31
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)
thread (overall material)
green (overall color)
red (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
turquoise (overall color)
green (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
red (overall color)
turquoise (overall color)
cut, folded and sewn (overall production method/technique)
cut, folded and sewn (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 7.2 cm x 5.3 cm x 5.3 cm; 2 27/32 in x 2 3/32 in x 2 3/32 in
ID Number
MA.304723.740
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.740
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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