Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, One-Sided Polyhedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, One-Sided Polyhedron

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Description
This cut and taped paper model has three triangular sides going inward on the bottom to meet at a point. Around the outside are three triangles that adjoin these sides as well as six additional triangles that meet in pairs at vertices of the base. One side is disconnected. A mark on it reads: e - k + f (/) 9 - 21 +12 = 0 (/) July 31, 1931 (/) OK. A paper tag reads: 721.
Wheeler described the model in his manuscript catalog as "not finished." He gave it the additional number M80.
Reference:
A.H. Wheeler, Catalog of Models, A. H. Wheeler Papers, Mathematics Collections, National Museum of American History.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1931 07 13
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 cm x 14.5 cm x 12.4 cm; 1 31/32 in x 5 23/32 in x 4 7/8 in
ID Number
1979.0102.125
accession number
1979.0102
catalog number
1979.0102.125
Credit Line
Gift of Louise D. Campbell
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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