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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
Object Name
Puzzle
puzzle
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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