Geometric Model by Russell King, a Student of A. Harry Wheeler, Regular Dodecahedron Transformable into Two Cubes, Dissected Polyhedron


This paper model of a regular dodecahedron has a cubical center and 6 five-sided polyhedra, hinged together, that can be arranged as another cube less an eight-pointed star pentagonal dodecahedron. A tag on the model reads: L12. It also is marked: Russell King (/) Mar. 6, 1939. This sounds like Wheeler's model 773.

Date Made: 1939 03 06

Unspecified: Wheeler, Albert HarryMaker: King, Russell

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.304723.297Accession Number: 304723Catalog Number: 304723.297

Object Name: Geometric Model

Physical Description: paper (overall material)tan (overall color)cut and glued (overall production method/technique)Measurements: average spatial: 6.2 cm x 8.3 cm x 8.3 cm; 2 7/16 in x 3 9/32 in x 3 9/32 in


Record Id: nmah_1067503

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