Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Combination of an Icosahedron and a Dodecahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Combination of an Icosahedron and a Dodecahedron

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This cut and folded tan paper model has twelve indentations with five quadrilateral faces (rhombuses), and twenty indentations with three quadrilateral (kite-shaped) faces. According to a mark on the model, it was derived from wedge icosahedron (e.g. the third stellation of the icosahedron) by cutting planes parallel to faces of concentric dodecahedron. Further text reads: A. Harry Wheeler (/) April 19, 1919. A paper tag reads: 397.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
Other Terms
Geometric Model; Icosahedron and Dodecahedron
date made
1919 04 19
associated dates
1919 04 19 / 1919 04 19
Wheeler, Albert Harry
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)
average spatial: 15 cm x 20 cm x 17 cm; 5 29/32 in x 7 7/8 in x 6 11/16 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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