Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Rhombic Trapezoidal Dodecahedron


This cut and folded tan paper model has six faces that are unusual interpenetrating eight-sided figures. It also has six faces that are small trapezoids. The resul.t ia a model with six relatively long points and six double points (the double points are grouped in threes).

A mark on the model reads: June-9-1931 (/) Rhombic Trapezoidal (/) Dodecahedron (/) II Species [? ]. Another mark reads: 612 (/) 623. A typed paper tag on one face reads: DT12

Date Made: 1931 06 09

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.304723.626Accession Number: 304723Catalog Number: 304723.626

Object Name: Geometric Model

Physical Description: paper (overall material)tan (overall color)cut and folded (overall production method/technique)Measurements: average spatial: 8.8 cm x 12.5 cm x 11 cm; 3 15/32 in x 4 29/32 in x 4 11/32 in


Record Id: nmah_1073039

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