Geometric Model by Russell King, a Student of A. Harry Wheeler, Regular Dodecahedron Transformable into Two Cubes, Dissected Polyhedron

Geometric Model by Russell King, a Student of A. Harry Wheeler, Regular Dodecahedron Transformable into Two Cubes, Dissected Polyhedron

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Description
This paper model of a regular dodecahedron has a cubical center and 6 five-sided polyhedra, hinged together, that can be arranged as another cube less an eight-pointed star pentagonal dodecahedron. A tag on the model reads: L12. It also is marked: Russell King (/) Mar. 6, 1939. This sounds like Wheeler's model 773.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1939 03 06
unspecified
Wheeler, Albert Harry
maker
King, Russell
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and glued (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 6.2 cm x 8.3 cm x 8.3 cm; 2 7/16 in x 3 9/32 in x 3 9/32 in
ID Number
MA.304723.297
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.297
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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