Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Stellated Icosahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Stellated Icosahedron

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Description
This twenty-pointed hollow model has an underlying celluloid frame that holds twenty paper six-sided polyhedra. Each of these polyhedra might be seen as s a triangular pyramid that points outward and a shallower triangular pyramid pointing inward held by the framework. The model also has twelve holes in the shape of regular pentagons. A typed paper tag reads: I 61. A pencil mark reads: I 61 (/) No.422. Another pencil mark reads: 35'69'10'. Another mark in pencil reads: Augu-26-1932.
Compare 304723.244, 304723.246, and 304723.235.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1932 08 28
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
tan (overall color)
green (overall color)
cut and glued (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 9 cm x 11.5 cm x 11.5 cm; 3 17/32 in x 4 17/32 in x 4 17/32 in
ID Number
MA.304723.246
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.246
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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