Puzzle, Pocket Rubik's Cube


This puzzle is a version of a Rubik’s Cube with each face showing a 2 X 2 square instead of the usual 3 X 3 square. There are only about 3.5 million possible arrangements of the eight little cubes that comprise this puzzle as compared with the more than 43 quintillion (43 followed by 18 zeros) possible arrangements of the small cubes making up the traditional Rubik’s Cube.

This puzzle was made in Taiwan and distributed by the Ideal Toy Corporation. It 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.


RubikZone [Number of Combinations] website.


Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Taiwan: Tayvan', Ostrov

Subject: Mathematical RecreationsMathematics


See more items in: Medicine and Science: Mathematics, Science & Mathematics, Twisting Puzzles


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Credit Line: Gift of Cecil Smith

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2006.0061.05Catalog Number: 2006.0061.05Accession Number: 2006.0061

Object Name: puzzle

Physical Description: paper (overall material)plastic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 4 cm x 4 cm x 4 cm; 1 9/16 in x 1 9/16 in x 1 9/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-dcf2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1301117

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