Geometric Model of A. Harry Wheeler, Symmetrical Icosahedron Fifth Species

Geometric Model of A. Harry Wheeler, Symmetrical Icosahedron Fifth Species

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This cut and folded tan paper model has eight points that each are the meeting point for three irregular quadrilaterals. Each quadrilateral adjoints two distinct triangles. In addition to to these eight structures, the model has six figures attached to two triangles (or a parallelogram folded in half). Each of these figures has twenty-two sides (sixteen triangles and six quadrilaterals).
Several polygons in the model are coplanar. A paper tag reads: 414. Another mark reads: Symmetrical (/) Icosahedron (/) 5th Species (/) April-21, 1934 (/) No. 414.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1934 04 21
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: 11.6 cm x 14.8 cm x 14.8 cm; 4 9/16 in x 5 13/16 in x 5 13/16 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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