Geometric Model of A.H. Wheeler, Tetrakaidekahedron, Fifth Species

Geometric Model of A.H. Wheeler, Tetrakaidekahedron, Fifth Species

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Description
This tan cut and folded paper model includes six groups of faces in which four irregular heptagons surround the outside and four parallelograms are on the inside. The model also has eight groups of smaller faces that include three parallelograms each. A paper tag reads: RS 22. Another mark reads: Tetrakaidekahedron (/) Fifth Species (/) July-16-1932. Wheeler saw this model as building on an Archimedean solid.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1932 07 16
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 17.5 cm x 18 cm x 18 cm; 6 7/8 in x 7 3/32 in x 7 3/32 in
ID Number
MA.304723.074
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.074
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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