Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Pentagonal Dodecahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Pentagonal Dodecahedron

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The faces of this cut, folded, and glued tan paper model include four groups of three small triangles and four groups of six larger triangles, for a total of thirty-six faces. Each larger triangle is coplanar with one large triangle and one smaller triangle.
A mark on the model reads: Pentagonal (/) Dodecahedron (/) Nov 24 '35.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1935 11 24
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 cm x 8 cm x 7 cm; 2 3/8 in x 3 5/32 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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