Geometric Model of A. Harry Wheeler, Four Heptahedra Joined - Pentagonal Dodecahedron?


This cut and glued tan paper model may be considered as four heptahedra joined about a common center. Each heptahedron has as faces one equilateral triangle, three right triangles, and three quadrilaterals, making for a total sixteen triangular faces and twelve quadrilateral faces.

A mark in pencil on the model reads: Oct-26-1938.

Date Made: 1938 10 26

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.304723.498Accession Number: 304723Catalog Number: 304723.498

Object Name: Geometric Model

Physical Description: paper (overall material)tan (overall color)cut and glued (overall production method/technique)Measurements: average spatial: 6.3 cm x 8 cm x 7 cm; 2 15/32 in x 3 5/32 in x 2 3/4 in


Record Id: nmah_1071324

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