Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Rhombic Trapezoidal Dodecahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Rhombic Trapezoidal Dodecahedron

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This cut and folded tan paper model has six faces that are unusual interpenetrating eight-sided figures. It also has six faces that are small trapezoids. The resul.t ia a model with six relatively long points and six double points (the double points are grouped in threes).
A mark on the model reads: June-9-1931 (/) Rhombic Trapezoidal (/) Dodecahedron (/) II Species [? ]. Another mark reads: 612 (/) 623. A typed paper tag on one face reads: DT12
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Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1931 06 09
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 8.8 cm x 12.5 cm x 11 cm; 3 15/32 in x 4 29/32 in x 4 11/32 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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