Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Pentagonal Dodecahedron


This tan cut and folded paper model has five faces that are irregular heptagons with a small triangle in the same plane. It has three other, larger, triangles with three other small triangles in their planes. This makes for a total number of faces of five heptagons, three larger triangles, and eight small triangles. A mark on the model reads: Pentagonal (/) Dodecahedron (/) Aug 5 1935 (/) Aug 6 1936.

Models 304723.026 and 304723.027 are mirror images.

Date Made: 1936 08 06

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.304723.027Accession Number: 304723Catalog Number: 304723.027

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 9 cm; 2 9/16 in x 2 3/4 in x 3 17/32 in


Record Id: nmah_1064836

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