Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Wedge Icosahedron Cut by Planes of a Regular Icosahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Wedge Icosahedron Cut by Planes of a Regular Icosahedron

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This cut and folded tan paper model has sixty quadrilateral faces and sixty triangular faces. Wheeler listed it as a "Wedge Icosahedron cut by planes of a Regular Icosahedron." He classified it among the icosahedra. What Wheeler called a wedge icosahedron is also known as the third stellation of the icosahedron. A mark on the model reads: May 2 1919 (/) No. 378. Another mark reads: 378.
Compare to the compound of ten tetrahedra shown in Wenninger. It does not seem to be identical.
A. H. Wheeler, "List of Models," Mathematics Collections, Non-accession number 1979.3002.83, NMAH.
Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p. 45.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1919 05 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: 18.5 cm x 19.5 cm x 15 cm; 7 9/32 in x 7 11/16 in x 5 29/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
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