Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Pentagonal Dodecahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Pentagonal Dodecahedron

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The top and bottom of this model are sets of three larger triangles. Three irregular pentagons rise (or fall) from the outside of these. Six additional pentagons and three pairs of small triangles are aroung the middle of the model., making for a total of six larger triangles, twelve irregular pentagons, and eighteen small triangles. Each pentagon is coplanar with two triangles. A mark on the model reads: Pentagonal (/) Dodecahedron (/) Nov-11-1935.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1935 11 11
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
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 6.5 cm x 6.5 cm; 2 9/16 in x 2 9/16 in x 2 9/16 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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