Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Collapsible Regular Icosahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Collapsible Regular Icosahedron

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This cut and folded model of a regular icosahedron has twentry triangular faces. Wheeler called it a collapsible icosahedron.
A mark in pencil reads: No. 362. A second mark in pencil reads: Collapsible (/) Icosahedron (/) 2 (/) July-2-1932.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1932 07 02
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: 6 cm x 6.5 cm x 7 cm; 2 3/8 in x 2 9/16 in x 2 3/4 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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