Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Subgroup Icosahedra


This cut, folded, and glued tan paper model has six double points, for a total of twelve points. Each point is surrounded by two large triangles, two small triangles, and ten irregular heptagons. Pairs of heptagons surround twelve facets, with four triangles facing inward at each facet.

A paper tag on the model reads: 499. A mark in pencil reads: No. 499.

Wheeler assigned this model to his "subgroup icosahedra."

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 Louise D. Campbell

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1979.0102.104Accession Number: 1979.0102Catalog Number: 1979.0102.104

Object Name: Geometric Model

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 12.1 cm x 12.1 cm x 12.1 cm; 4 3/4 in x 4 3/4 in x 4 3/4 in


Record Id: nmah_904863

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