Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Rhombitruncated Cuboctahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Rhombitruncated Cuboctahedron

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Cutting off the vertices of a polyhedron may create another polyhedron which has faces that are regular polygons. When solid angles of the figure are equal, and it is called a semi-regular solid. The ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes enumerated the eighteen regular and semi-regular solids, and they are known as Archimedean solids in his honor.
This cut and taped brown paper model has a total of twenty-six faces, including twelve squares, eight regular hexagons, and six regular octagons. Wheeler numbered it XIII among the Archimedean solids and 18 in his general numbering scheme.
Compare MA.304723.063 and 1979.0102.290.
Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p. 29.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 8 cm x 7.7 cm x 7.7 cm; 3 5/32 in x 3 1/32 in x 3 1/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Louise D. Campbell
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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