Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Subgroup Icosahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Subgroup Icosahedron

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The underlying structure of this model is a regular octahedron with eight transparent green plastic sides. A paper five-sided polyhedron is attached to every corner of four of the sides (hence only four of the faces are not part of a face of the octahedron). The paper figures are arranged so that two are at each vertext of the octahedron.. A mark reads: No 488 (/) IS 6. Another mark reads: Icosahedron (/) July 29 (/) 1935. Wheeler described the model as part of his subgroup icosahedra.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1935 07 29
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)
average spatial: 6 cm x 7.6 cm x 6.7 cm; 2 3/8 in x 3 in x 2 5/8 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
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