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Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Three Intersecting Rhombic Dodecahedra

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Three Intersecting Rhombic Dodecahedra

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This tan, paper, cut and folded model has sixty-four faces - six groups of four trianges, eight groups of three quadrilaterals, and six irregular octagons, each of these with a hold in the middle. A paper tag on the model reads: 593. Another mark reads: Feb-9-1930 593.
According to Wheeler's catalog, the model represents three intersecting rhombic dodecahedra.
Reference:
A.H. Wheeler, Catalog of Models, A. H. Wheeler Papers, Mathematics Collections, National Museum of American History.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1930 02 09
associated dates
1930 02 09 / 1930 02 09
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: 13.6 cm x 18.5 cm x 14.5 cm; 5 11/32 in x 7 9/32 in x 5 23/32 in
ID Number
MA.304723.623
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.623
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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