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. It has only four green transparent faces and four holes. At each vertex are four five-sided paper figures. A mark on the model reads: 493 (/) IS (11). A paper tag reads: IS 11. Wheeler considered this model to be among his subgroup icosahedra.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
tan (overall color)
green (overall color)
cut, folded and glued (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 7 cm x 8.5 cm x 8.2 cm; 2 3/4 in x 3 11/32 in x 3 7/32 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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