Puzzle, Fisher Cube

Description
The Fisher Cube is the first puzzle conceived of and made by Tony Fisher, of Ipswich, England. This puzzle was custom produced in 1985. It is a variant of the Rubik's cube that uses the same mechanism but the placement of that mechanism in the center is altered so not all six faces of the cube look the same. In the solved position there are four faces (purple, pink, yellow, and turquoise) with six small rectangles and three large rectangles and there are two faces (green and white) with one small square in the center, four pentagons, and four small triangles.
Solving a Fisher Cube is similar to solving a Rubik’s Cube although additional moves may be needed.
This puzzle is among Rubik’s Cube related items from the Cube Museum, which operated in Grand Junction, Colorado, from 1988 to 1991. For more information about the Rubik’s Cube and other twisting puzzles that use the same or similar mechanisms see 1987.0805.01.
Reference:
TonyFisherPuzzles [Fisher Cube Puzzle] website.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
puzzle
Date made
1985
maker
Fisher, Tony
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5.5 cm x 5.5 cm x 5.5 cm; 2 5/32 in x 2 5/32 in x 2 5/32 in
ID Number
2006.0061.12
catalog number
2006.0061.12
accession number
2006.0061
subject
Mathematical Recreations
Mathematics
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Twisting Puzzles
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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