Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Polyhedron


This is a polyhedron with thirty-six faces. Of these, twenty-four are isoceles triangles and twelve are irregular pentagons. Each of the isoceles triangles is in a plane with three others. Each of the pentagons is in a plane with one other. Hence the figure might be seen has having twelve interpenetrating faces. A mark on the object reads: Jan 20-35 (/) Aug 4-36.

Date Made: 1935-1936

Maker: Wheeler, Albert Harry

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, WorcesterAssociated Place: United States: Massachusetts, Worcester

Subject: Mathematics


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Credit Line: Gift of Helen M. Wheeler

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MA.304723.025Accession Number: 304723Catalog Number: 304723.025

Object Name: Geometric Model

Physical Description: paper (overall material)tan (overall color)cut and glued (overall production method/technique)Measurements: average spatial: 6.5 cm x 7 cm x 7 cm; 2 9/16 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in


Record Id: nmah_1064616

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