Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Pentagonal Dodecahedron


The faces of this cut, folded and glued tan paper model include eight groups of three small triangles and six pairs of larger triangles, for a total of thirty-six faces. Eash larger triangle is coplanar with two smaller triangles. A mark on the model reads: (April-6-1930) (/) Pentagonal (/) Dodecahedron (/) Nov. 17-1935.

Date Made: 1930-19351930-1935

Maker: Wheeler, Albert Harry

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: 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.304723.040Accession Number: 304723Catalog Number: 304723.040

Object Name: Geometric Model

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


Record Id: nmah_1064851

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