Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Pentagonal Dodecahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Pentagonal Dodecahedron

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Description
This tan cut and folded paper model has five faces that are irregular heptagons, each with a small triangle in the same plane. It has three other triangles with three other small triangles in the same plane. This makes for a total number of faces of five heptagons, three larger triangles, and eight small triangles. A mark on the model reads: Pentagonal (/) Dodecahedron (/) Aug 5 1935.
Models 304723.026 and 304723.027 are mirror images.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1935 08 05
maker
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)
Measurements
average spatial: 5 cm x 5.5 cm x 5.5 cm; 1 31/32 in x 2 5/32 in x 2 5/32 in
ID Number
MA.304723.026
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.026
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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