Puzzle, Gilbert Conjuring Rings

Description:

This disentanglement puzzle consists of two intertwined metal rings. A green paper card gives instructions on how to separate them. A mark on the card reads: Gilbert Conjuring Rings. Another mark reads: THE A. C. GILBERT COMPANY NEW HAVEN, CONN., U. S. A. Another mark reads: M 104 No. 11 4-17. Assuming M 104 is the model number and 4-17 the date of the card, this object is slightly earlier than the conjuring rings shown in the 1920 catalog cited below.

Reference:

A.C. Gilbert Company, Book of Instructions for Use with Gilbert Puzzle Parties. . . ., New Haven: A.C. Gilbert Company, 1920, p. 5. A copy of this booklet is online at gamearchives.org, accessed July 26, 2017. The model number given to the conjuring rings here is 830.

Date Made: ca 1917

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, New Haven

Subject: MathematicsMathematical Recreations

Subject:

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Exhibition:

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Credit Line: Gift of Edith R. Meggers

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MA.335292Catalog Number: 335292Accession Number: 314637

Object Name: Puzzlepuzzle

Physical Description: metal (overall material)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1.2 cm x 12.5 cm x 10.5 cm; 15/32 in x 4 29/32 in x 4 1/8 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-2f56-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_694582

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