Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Subgroup Icosahedra


This tan cut and glued paper model has as its core a pentagonal dodecahedron (the pentagons are not regular). Eight polyhedra with twelve trangular faces each are attached symmetrically to the edges of the dodecahderon to form an eight-pointed surface. A paper tag on the model reads: 497. A mark in pen reads: Icosahedron (/) Aug-1-1935. A mark below this in penceil reads: No. 497.

Date Made: 1935 08 01

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.304723.616Accession Number: 304723Catalog Number: 304723.616

Object Name: Geometric Model

Physical Description: paper (overall material)tan (overall color)cut and glued (overall production method/technique)Measurements: average spatial: 8.2 cm x 8.2 cm x 8 cm; 3 7/32 in x 3 7/32 in x 3 5/32 in


Record Id: nmah_1072978

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