Geometric Model by E M.. Summerscales, a Student of A. Harry Wheeler, Regular Dodecahedron

Geometric Model by E M.. Summerscales, a Student of A. Harry Wheeler, Regular Dodecahedron

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This tan paper model has twelve regular pentagons for faces. A mark in pencil reads: E. Summerscale (/) Regular (/) Dodecahedron. Model 1979.0102.234 and model 1979.0102.221 are marked in the same handwriting and undated. Model 1979.0102.234 is signed: E. Summerscales. Model 1979.0102.221 is signed Summerscale.A third model (MA.304723.217) has the signature E. M. Summers and a date of 1925. A fourth model (MA.304723.515) is signed E. Summerscales.
According to the Brown University Archives, there was no graduate of Brown University or Pembroke College with the last name of Summers until 1935 and his first name was Robert. Hence it seems likely that all four models were made by Edith May Summerscales (1903-1976), who graduated from Pembroke College in 1925. She was from Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and spent her lifeas a mathematics teacher in a junior high school there.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
ca 1925
Summerscales, Edith May
place made
United States: Rhode Island, Providence
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 6 cm x 6 cm x 6 cm; 2 3/8 in x 2 3/8 in x 2 3/8 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Louise D. Campbell
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National Museum of American History
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