Geometrical Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Tetrahedron in Icosahedron

Geometrical Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Tetrahedron in Icosahedron

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The faces of this cut and folded tan paper regular icosahedron are numbered in ink, with a variety of pins and pinholes on different faces.
A mark in pencil on the model reads: Tetrahedron (/) in (/) Icosahedron. A pencil mark on another face readsL Jan 18, 1931. A mark on another face reads: Cube??
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Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1931 01 18
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
metal (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 6.5 cm x 6.5 cm x 7.5 cm; 2 9/16 in x 2 9/16 in x 2 15/16 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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