Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Small Icosidodecahedron


The faces of this cut and folded tan paper model are twenty equilateral triangles, thirty trapezoids, and twelve five-pointed stars.

What Wheeler called this model is unclear. A sticker on it reads: 570. However, the model with number 570 in Wheeler's catalog of models is supposed to be a "Collapsible Hyperboloid of Two Nappes." This model does not meet that description.


M. J. Wenninger, Poluhedron Models, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1971, pp. 108-109.

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.304723.335Accession Number: 304723Catalog Number: 304723.335

Object Name: Geometric Model

Physical Description: paper (overall material)tan (overall color)cut and folded (overall production method/technique)Measurements: average spatial: 13.3 cm x 13.7 cm x 13.5 cm; 5 1/4 in x 5 13/32 in x 5 5/16 in


Record Id: nmah_1068650

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