Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Pentagonal Dodecahedron


Compare MA.302723.041 and MA.304723,555.The faces of this cut and folded tan paper model are three pairs of large Isosceles triangles, two sets of three small Isosceles triangles, six irregular pentagons, and six mid-size additional Isosceles triangles. One large triangle is coplanar with each pentagon. One small triangle is coplanar with each additional triangle. A mark on the model reads: Pentagonal Dodecahedron (/) Sept 17, 1936 (/) Sept 19, 1936.

Date Made: 1936 091936 09

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.304723.041Accession Number: 304723Catalog Number: 304723.041

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_1064852

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