Geometric Models by A. Harry Wheeler and his Students R. Rice and J. Bauer

Geometric Models by A. Harry Wheeler and his Students R. Rice and J. Bauer

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These cut and folded tan paper models include the following:
1. A regular tetrahedron. A mark reads: Tetrahedron in (/) a Tetrahedron (/) Dec 27, 1930. Arcs are drawn on each face of the model.
2. A regular octahedron, taped together. Triangles are drawn on each face. A mark on one face reads: Front.
3. A regular icosahedron, glued together. This model has no maker marks.
4. A hexagonal prism, glued together. A mark in pencil reads: V (/) n(4) + 2 (n).
5. A frustum of a hexagonal pyramid. A mark reads: J. Bauer 25.
6. A stellated rhombic dodecahedron. A mark reads: Rhombic Dodecahedron (/) Second Species. Another mark reads: Jan 7, 1930.
7. A twenty-pointed compound of five tetrahedra (see Wenninger, p. 44). The model is in fair condition. It has no maker marks.
8. A hexahedron with three tall isosceles triangles that meet in a point and three short isosceles triangles that meet in a point, all on the same base. The two pyramids face the same direction. The model has no maker’s marks.
9. An eight-pointed glued model with twelve irregular pentagons as sides. The sides of this pentagonal dodecahedron are numbered from 1 to 12.
10. A glued model with six rhombuses around the middle and six equilateral triangles at each end. Pairs of triangles may be coplanar. A mark in pencil reads: Knowlton Rice (/) Aug 11, 1934 (/) Rhombic Dodecahedron.
11. A glued model with ten irregular pentagons as sides and ten triangles at each end. Pairs of triangles may be coplanar. A mark on the model reads: Icosahedron (/) Aug 10, 1935.
12. A taped and glued model with six points. Each point is surrounded by a triangle, a quadrilateral coplanar with a small triangle, and an irregular pentagon. Groups of three of the small triangles form facets on opposite sides of the model. The model is in fair condition. It has no maker’s marks.
13. This cut and glued model consists of three irregular pentahedra, each with four triangular and one quadrilateral side. The pentahedra are glued together. A mark reads: Jan 15 1936.
14. An irregular dodecahedron with six triangles on the top, three triangles on the sides, and three triangles below. Some sides are numbered.
15. Another irregular dodecahedron, like (14), but not glued together.
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Object Name
Geometric Models
date made
Wheeler, Albert Harry
Bauer, J.
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut & glued, cut & folded (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 8.5 cm x 39.5 cm x 27 cm; 3 11/32 in x 15 9/16 in x 10 5/8 in
ID Number
catalog number
nonaccession number
Credit Line
Gift of Louise D. Campbell
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National Museum of American History
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