Patience Puzzle - The Tavern Puzzle Collection
|Object||Remove the Shuttle|
|Difficulty||Level 10 - Mind Boggling|
|Types||Other Wire / Metal Puzzles, Tavern Puzzle Collection|
|Dimensions||9 9/10 in x 2 7/8 in x 1 9/10 in / 25.2 cm x 7.3 cm x 4.9 cm|
The oldest known puzzle design, probably of Chinese origin. Popular with 19th century sailors.
Maker: Tucker-Jones House
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I've been searching the internet for one of these for a long time. I made one 50 years ago for a high school art project. My Grandfather had one that I learned to operate. I copied off of his which had 8 rings, mine has a wooden handle. This is an awesome puzzle but can't find anyone else that has one let alone operate it. I used rings from an old tie chain for cows from an old cow stables.
My dad had the local Blacksmith make this puzzel for him. He kept it in his Barber Shop to tease his customers. I was about 7 or 8 years old (around 1943) when he taught me how to solve the puzzel. I still have his homemade one that was made our of horse shoe nails and a coat hanger. I can still work it blindfolded.