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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
The center of this cut and folded brown paper model is a surface like MA.304723.627. Attached symmetrical at the top and the bottom are identical polyhedra, both with three double points. Each of the points has a triangle and two trapezoids for sides, with an additional trapezoid toward the center. Hence each extension has six trapezoids and four triangles. To find the total number of faces, one would multiply this figure by six, add the faces associated with the center, and deduct for coplanar polygons.
A mark on the model reads: 612 (/) 624. Another mark reads: DT-13. A third mark reads: June-8-1931. A paper tag reads: DT 13.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1931 06 09
associated dates
1931 06 08 / 1931 06 08
1931 06 08 / 1931 06 08
unspecified
Wheeler, Albert Harry
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)
tan (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 6 cm x 17.6 cm x 16 cm; 2 3/8 in x 6 15/16 in x 6 5/16 in
average spatial: 6 cm x 17.6 cm x 16 cm; 2 3/8 in x 6 15/16 in x 6 5/16 in
ID Number
MA.304723.628
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.628
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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