Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Snub Dodecahedron

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Description
The Archimedean solids are polyhedra with regular polygons for sides and edges of equal length. For example, the faces of this surface are twelve regular pentagons and eighty equilateral triangles. It is called a snub dodecahedron. The model is cut and folded from paper. A mark on two faces reads: XII (/) 17. A. Harry Wheeler (/) Nov.1.1931 (/) Pat. 1292188. A paper sticker glued to another side reads: 17. Wheeler assigned the model the number 17, and referred to it as Archimedean solid XII.
References:
Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p. 32.
A. H. Wheeler, Catalog of Models, A. H. Wheeler Papers, Mathematics Collections, National Museum of American History.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1931
patentee
Wheeler, Albert Harry
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 11.5 cm x 13.5 cm x 13.5 cm; 4 17/32 in x 5 5/16 in x 5 5/16 in
ID Number
MA.304723.062
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.062
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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