Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Portion of a Polyhedron


This white cardboard model is held together with tape (to the extent that it is held together). It has eleven long spikes, each at the meeting point of three triangles. It also has three short spikes (in two cases surrounded by three long spikes. There also are four points of a polygon emerging between four other groupings of three spikes. In several cases, adjacent spikes are joined by paper braces.

A mark on the model reads: OK. Another mark reads: Dec 27. It is unclear what the complete model would represent.

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: 1979.0102.281Accession Number: 1979.0102Catalog Number: 1979.0102.281

Object Name: Geometric Model

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 11 cm x 18.7 cm x 18.7 cm; 4 11/32 in x 7 3/8 in x 7 3/8 in


Record Id: nmah_905003

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