Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Rhombicosidodecahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Rhombicosidodecahedron

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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.
Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p..28.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
Other Terms
Geometric Model; Rhombicosidodecahedron; Archimedean Solid
date made
1931 11 05
Wheeler, Albert Harry
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
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
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
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National Museum of American History
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