Cube Puzzle for the Blind

Cube Puzzle for the Blind

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Description
This model is a cube made up of twenty-seven blocks of the same size. The eight blocks at the corners are identical. They have opposite sides marked with an apple and a dog, and remaining visible sides marked with the letters and numbers A, 1, and J. On each face, the middle blocks along the edge are identical, with the letters O, K, E, and I, an image of a butterfly, and an image of an elephant. A different number shows in the center of each face of the large cube. The blocks are glued so that there is one 1 x 1x 1 cube, one 2 x 2 x 2 cube, three 2 x 2 x 1 blocks and three 2 x 1 x 1 blocks. This puzzle is designed for the blind. For young children, the goal is simply to assemble the pieces into a cube. For older children, the goal is to form a cube with the proviso that the one and six, the two and five, and the three and four occur on opposite faces of the big cube.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Puzzle
Date made
1997 (about)
maker
Farrell, Jeremiah P.
place made
United States: Indiana, Indianapolis
Measurements
overall: 9.2 cm x 9.2 cm x 9.2 cm; 3 5/8 in x 3 5/8 in x 3 5/8 in
ID Number
2005.3031.02
catalog number
2005.3031.02
nonaccession number
2005.3031
Credit Line
Gift of Jeremiah P. Farrell
subject
Mathematics
Mathematical Recreations
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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