Puzzle, Magic Ring Off String

Puzzle, Magic Ring Off String

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Description
This magic trick consists of two plastic rings, a black string, and a leaflet of instructions. The leaflet explains how to use the string and rings to make it appear that a ring on the string magically comes off it. A mark on the front of the leaflet reads: MAGIC (/) RING (/) OFF STRING (/) REMOVE SOLID RING FROM (/) CORD HELD BY SPECTATOR. A trademark there reads: PLACO. A mark on the inside reads: FORBES PRODUCTS COMPANY, Rochester, New York.
Reference:
[Advertisment], Popular Mechanics, vol. 85, no. 6, June, 1946, p. 54. A Forbes Products Company advertisement lists the toy.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Puzzle
puzzle
date made
ca 1945
maker
Forbes Products Company
place made
United States: New York, Rochester
Physical Description
thread (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall:.4 cm x 8.8 cm x 12.6 cm; 5/32 in x 3 15/32 in x 4 31/32 in
ID Number
MA.335286
catalog number
335286
accession number
314637
Credit Line
Gift of Edith R. Meggers
subject
Mathematics
Mathematical Recreations
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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