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Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Rhombicosidodecahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Rhombicosidodecahedron

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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.
This cut and folded tan paper model has a total of sixty-two faces; twenty triangles, thirty squares, and twelve hexagons. It is number XV among Wheeler's Archimedean solids and number 20 in his general list of models.
A mark on the model reads: A. Harry Wheeler (/) Nov. 5, 1931 (/) Pat. 1292188. Another mark reads: 20. A third mark reads: XV.
Compare MA.304723.067, MA.304723.068, and 1979.0102.291.
Reference:
Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p..28.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1931
1931 11 05
associated dates
1931 11 05 / 1931 11 05
1931 / 1931
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
average spatial: 13 cm x 13 cm x 13 cm; 5 1/8 in x 5 1/8 in x 5 1/8 in
ID Number
MA.304723.068
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.068
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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