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Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Rhombic Trapezoidal Dodecahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Rhombic Trapezoidal Dodecahedron

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1931 06 08
associated dates
1931 06 08 / 1931 06 08
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: 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
MA.304723.627
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.627
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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