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Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Irregular Octahedron (Portion of a Dissected Regular Dodecahedron)

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Irregular Octahedron (Portion of a Dissected Regular Dodecahedron)

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This green, red, black and blue plastic model of an irregular octahedron is part of Wheeler's model 771, what he described as a "rhombic dodecahedron transformed inoto a regular pentagonal dodecahedron and an eight-pointed star dodecahedron." Six models like this one may be arranged to form a regular pentagonal dodecahedron. Such pieces are 1979.0102.317, 1979.0102.318, 1979.0102.336, 1979.0102.337, 1979.0102.338, and 1979.0102.339. The eight-pointed dodecahedron is 1979.0102.340.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
overall: 5.5 cm x 6.2 cm x 6.2 cm; 2 5/32 in x 2 7/16 in x 2 7/16 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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