Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Polyhedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Polyhedron

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This is a polyhedron with thirty-six faces. Of these, twenty-four are isoceles triangles and twelve are irregular pentagons. Each of the isoceles triangles is in a plane with three others. Each of the pentagons is in a plane with one other. Hence the figure might be seen has having twelve interpenetrating faces. A mark on the object reads: Jan 20-35 (/) Aug 4-36.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and glued (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 6.5 cm x 7 cm x 7 cm; 2 9/16 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
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National Museum of American History
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