Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Irregular Icosahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Irregular Icosahedron

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This tan paper model consists of a regular octahedron with eight triangular pyramids attached, one on each face. Wheeler called it a form of icosahedron.
A paper tag reads: IS 5. A mark in pencil reads: No. 487 (/) IS(5). Another mark in pencil reads: Icosahedron (/) July 31 (/) 1935.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1935 07 31
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 8 cm x 5.5 cm x 5.5 cm; 3 5/32 in x 2 5/32 in x 2 5/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Louise D. Campbell
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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