Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Pentagonal Dodecahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Pentagonal Dodecahedron

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The faces of this cut and folded tan paper model are three pairs of large Isosceles triangles, two sets of three small Isosceles triangles, six irregular pentagons, and six mid-size additional Isosceles triangles. One large triangle is coplanar with each pentagon. One small triangle is coplanar with each additional triangle. A mark on the model reads: Pentagonal Dodecahedron (/) Sept 17, 1936 (/) Sept 18, 1936.
Compare MA.302723.041 and MA.304723,555.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1936 09 17
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut, folded and glued (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 6.3 cm x 8 cm x 8 cm; 2 15/32 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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