Disentanglement Puzzle, Wishbone Puzzle

Disentanglement Puzzle, Wishbone Puzzle

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Description
The disentanglement puzzle consists of two bent metal pieces with circular heads. These are fitted together but come apart. A.C. Gilbert sold this as the wishbone puzzle. That name is used here, although there is no mark definitely associating the puzzle with A.C. Gilbert.
References:
A.C. Gilbert Company, Book of Instructions for Use with Gilbert Puzzle Parties...., New Haven: A.C. Gilbert Company, 1920, p. 8. 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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Puzzle
puzzle
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 cm x 11 cm x 2.5 cm; 13/32 in x 4 11/32 in x 31/32 in
ID Number
MA.335931
accession number
314637
catalog number
335931
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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