Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Eight-Pointed Icosahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Eight-Pointed Icosahedron

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The faces of this cut and glued tan paper model are twelve iregular pentagons and twenty-four isosceles triangles, arranged so as to form an eight-pointed figure. A mark on the object reads: 8-Pointed (/) Icosahedron (/) No 496 (/) July 6, 1935. Pencil lines on the model mark off small triangles within each pentagon. If these triangles are removed, one obtains a model with eight six-sided pyramids joined togather and several holes.. For an example of this model, see 304723.248.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1935 07 06
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and glued (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 8 cm x 8 cm x 8 cm; 3 5/32 in x 3 5/32 in x 3 5/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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