Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Icosidodecahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Icosidodecahedron

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Description
The ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes enumerated the eighteen regular and semi-regular solids, and they are known as Archimedean solids in his honor.
The faces of this tan cut and folded paper model are twelve regular pentagons and twenty equilateral triangles. A mark on the object reads: Harry Wheeler (/) Nov. 4, 1938 (/) Pat. 1292188 IX (/) 14.
It is an Archimedean solid, number IX among Wheeler's Archimedean solids and number 14 in his general list of models.
Compare MA.304723.058, MA.304723.436, MA.304723.448, and MA.304723.465.
Reference:
Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p. 26.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1938
1938 11 04
associated dates
1938 11 08 / 1938 11 08
unspecified
Wheeler, Albert Harry
patentee
Wheeler, Albert Harry
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 folded (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
flattened: 11 cm x 15 cm x 15 cm; 4 11/32 in x 5 29/32 in x 5 29/32 in
ID Number
MA.304723.058
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.058
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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