Object: Disassemble and Reassemble the Puzzle
Difficulty: Level 6
Hanayama Metal Puzzles
Dimensions: 2 11/16 in x 2 11/16 in x 1 in
6.7 cm x 6.7 cm x 2.5 cm
This puzzle, utilizing equipment used in the sport of cricket,,
can be traced back to a puzzle patented in England back in 1898.<,br>
The world's only remaining original version of this puzzle is part
of the personal collection of James Dalgety,who was kind enough to
lend his hand in the creation of a Cast Puzzle version.
The key word is 'gates'
Hanayama, began life in the mid-1930s as a manufacturer and retailer of traditional games
More than seventy years later, Hanayama continues to make games, puzzles for people of all ages.
Hanayama suitably acknowledges and credits the inventors of these ingenious puzzles.
These are original metal puzzles made with the permission of the inventors not unauthorised copies.
These cast metal puzzles are divided into six levels of difficulty; but don't think you'll start with the most difficult. Even level 4 metal puzzles have taken experienced puzzlers hours to master.
Solutions with Hanayama puzzles avilable by email.