Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Rhombic Trapezoidal Dodecahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Rhombic Trapezoidal Dodecahedron

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This compact cut and folded tan paper model has six six-sided V-shaped polygons grouped in pairs around the sides. The tops of the V’s meet, forming three holes around the center. Between the edges of adjacent hexagons are two trapezoids on the top of the model and two more on the bottom. These meet at the center of the top and of the bottom.
A mark on the model reads: 612 (/) 624. Another mark reads: DT-13. A third mark reads: June-8-1931.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1931 06 08
associated dates
1931 06 08 / 1931 06 08
Wheeler, Albert Harry
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)
average spatial: 3.8 cm x 11 cm x 9.5 cm; 1 1/2 in x 4 11/32 in x 3 3/4 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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