Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Portion of a Polyhedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Portion of a Polyhedron

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This white cardboard model is held together with tape (to the extent that it is held together). It has eleven long spikes, each at the meeting point of three triangles. It also has three short spikes (in two cases surrounded by three long spikes. There also are four points of a polygon emerging between four other groupings of three spikes. In several cases, adjacent spikes are joined by paper braces.
A mark on the model reads: OK. Another mark reads: Dec 27. It is unclear what the complete model would represent.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 11 cm x 18.7 cm x 18.7 cm; 4 11/32 in x 7 3/8 in x 7 3/8 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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