Geometric Model by Robert Cumming, a Student of A. Harry Wheeler, Pentagonal Dodecahedron?


The faces of this cut and folded brown paper model may be considered as in six groups, each with two irregular pentagons on the side and four small isosceles triangles, two at each end. Hence there are a total of twelve pentagons and twnty-four triangles. Each pentagon is in the same plane as another pentagon and each triangle in the same plane as three other triangles. A mark on the model reads: Robert '36 (/) Cumming.

Date Made: ca 1936

Unspecified: Wheeler, Albert HarryMaker: Cumming, R. H.

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.304723.044Accession Number: 304723Catalog Number: 304723.044

Object Name: Geometric ModelOther Terms: Geometric Model; Polyhedron

Physical Description: paper (overall material)brown (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_1064855

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