Puzzle, Puzzle Picks

Puzzle, Puzzle Picks

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This set of puzzles consists of fifty-two (there are room in the box for sixty-four) small plastic sticks similar in size to toothpicks, as well as a leaflet giving eighty puzzles that involve starting with a given arrangement of "picks" and arriving at another arrangement. For example, one is given a row of five equal squares and told to "rearrange 4 picks to make 4 squares." The picks and puzzle book are in a cardboard box, but only the solutions to the first three puzzles are given.
A mark on the box reads: KOHNER PUZZLE PICKS FASCINATING SOLITAIRE PUZZLE GAME BY THE MAKERS OF HI-Q. The instruction leaflet is copyrighted 1967.
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Date made
date made
ca 1967
Kohner Bros., Inc.
place made
United States: New Jersey, Elmwood Park
Physical Description
plastic (pieces, tray material)
paper (instructions, box material)
overall: 2.3 cm x 15.5 cm x 26 cm; 29/32 in x 6 3/32 in x 10 1/4 in
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accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Sherman L. and Marjorie A. Naidorf
Mathematical Recreations
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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