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Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Sixty-Face, Twenty-Pointed Polyhedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Sixty-Face, Twenty-Pointed Polyhedron

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Description
This cut and folded paper model has twenty-points sbd sixty faces, five around each point. Wheeler reported that the edges were "grouped by five in twelve planes." He classified it among his miscellaneous models
A mark on the model reads: 748 Q10. Another mark reads: April 19 - (/) 1919.
Compare to the final stellation of the icosahedron.
Reference:
A. H. Wheeler, "List of Models," Mathematics Collections, Non-accession number 1979.3002.83, NMAH.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1919 04 19
associated dates
1919 04 19 / 1919 04 19
unspecified
Wheeler, Albert Harry
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 18 cm x 22 cm x 22 cm; 7 3/32 in x 8 21/32 in x 8 21/32 in
ID Number
MA.304723.282
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.282
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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