Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Six Tetrahedra Inscribed in Regular Tetrahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Six Tetrahedra Inscribed in Regular Tetrahedron

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This transparent green plastic model of a regular tetrahedron has six smaller tetrahedra shown inside it. The smaller tetrahedra are outlined in thread, held at the ends by beads. The model has no maker's marks.
A.H. Wheeler, the maker of this model, lived from 1873 to 1950. Models made by him are marked with dates ranging from 1910 to 1949, hence the rough date assigned.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
Other Terms
Geometric Model
date made
associated dates
1930 12 30 / 1930 12 30
Wheeler, Albert Harry
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)
yellow (overall color)
red (overall color)
black (overall color)
cut, folded and sewn (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 6.1 cm x 7.6 cm x 6.9 cm; 2 13/32 in x 3 in x 2 23/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
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National Museum of American History
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