Disentanglement Puzzle, Question Puzzle

Disentanglement Puzzle, Question Puzzle

Description
This disentanglement puzzle consists of two metal pieces bent so that there are arcs of circles at both ends of each piece. The pieces come apart. Both A. C. Gilbert and Sherm's, Inc., sold this as the question puzzle.
Compare MA.335929, MA.335360, and one puzzle of MA.335288.
References:
A.C. Gilbert Company, Book of Instructions for Use with Gilbert Puzzle Parties. . . ., New Haven: A.C. Gilbert Company, 1920, p. 4. A copy of this booklet is online at gamearchives.org, accessed July 26, 2017.
Jerry Slocum and Jack Botermans, Puzzles Old & New: How to Make and Solve Them, Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1986, esp. pp. 96-97.
Location
Currently not on view
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: .8 cm x 5.5 cm x 2.5 cm; 5/16 in x 2 5/32 in x 31/32 in
ID Number
MA.335929
accession number
314637
catalog number
335929
Credit Line
Gift of Edith R. Meggers
subject
Mathematics
Mathematical Recreations
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Science & Mathematics
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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