Dissection Puzzle Distributed by Royal Typewriter

Dissection Puzzle Distributed by Royal Typewriter

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Description
This dissection puzzle consists of four cardboard pieces of the same shape that fit together form a perfect square. Each piece describes and illustrates (identically on both sides) one feature of a Royal typewriter. The pieces fit into a tan envelope. Text printed on the envelope reads: Test your skill! (/) Try to form (/) A PERFECT SQUARE (/) with the four-piece (/) PUZZLE inside (/) this envelope (/) It can (/) be done (/) COMPLIMENTS OF ROYAL TYPEWRITERS Division of Royal McBee Corporation (/) Printed in U.S.A. OS2D-58-576.
Royal Typewriters became a division of Royal McBee Corporation in 1954. In 1965 that firm was acquired by Litton. These facts, combined with the form number, suggest a date of about 1958.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1958
distributor
Royal
place made
United States
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall in envelope: .2 cm x 12 cm x 9.2 cm; 3/32 in x 4 23/32 in x 3 5/8 in
ID Number
MA.335290
catalog number
335290
accession number
314637
Credit Line
Gift of Edith R. Meggers
subject
Mathematics
Mathematical Recreations
Office Equipment
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

 

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