Disentanglement Puzzle, Three Rings Puzzle

Description
This disentanglement puzzle consists of three intertwined metal rings. A paper card gives instructions on how to separate them. A mark on the card reads: No. 878. THREE RINGS PUZZLE. The text and figures, as well as the model number, correspond to those in a 1920 A.C. Gilbert catalog, hence the maker and rough date assigned.
Reference:
A.C. Gilbert Company, Book of Instructions for Use with Gilbert Puzzle Parties. . ., New Haven: A.C. Gilbert Company, 1920, p. 3. A copy of this booklet is online at gamearchives.org, accessed July 26, 2017.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1920.
maker
A. C. Gilbert Company
place made
United States: Connecticut, New Haven
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 cm x 12.25 cm x 12.15 cm; 25/32 in x 4 13/16 in x 4 25/32 in
ID Number
MA.335293
catalog number
335293
accession number
314637
Credit Line
Gift of Edith R. Meggers
subject
Mathematics
Mathematical Recreations
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

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