Disentanglement Puzzle, Question Puzzle

Disentanglement Puzzle, Question Puzzle

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This disentanglement puzzle consists of two metal pieces bent so that there are arcs of circles at both ends of each piece. The pieces come apart. Both A. C. Gilbert and Sherm's, Inc., sold this as the question puzzle.
Compare MA.335929, MA.335360, and one puzzle of MA.335288.
A.C. Gilbert Company, Book of Instructions for Use with Gilbert Puzzle Parties...., New Haven: A.C. Gilbert Company, 1920, p. 4. A copy of this booklet is online at gamearchives.org, accessed July 26, 2017.
Jerry Slocum and Jack Botermans, Puzzles Old & New: How to Make and Solve Them, Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1986, esp. pp. 96-97.
Currently not on view
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metal (overall material)
overall:.8 cm x 5.5 cm x 2.5 cm; 5/16 in x 2 5/32 in x 31/32 in
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Gift of Edith R. Meggers
Mathematical Recreations
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National Museum of American History
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