Staircase Disentanglement puzzle on Elephant base

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A smaller wooden version of the classic staircase disentanglement puzzle mounted on an elephant base.

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A smaller wooden version of the classic staircase disentanglement puzzle mounted on an elephant base. 

Known in French as Baguenaudier it translates as “time waster”;  very appropriate for this puzzle!  It is said to have been used by French people as a locking mechanism in centuries past.

The actual origins of the puzzle are not really know although the ethnographer Stewart Culin related a tradition attributing the puzzle’s invention to the 2nd/3rd century Chinese general Zhuge Liang which would put it in China well before being known in Europe.

No matter what the real origins are it’s a difficult puzzle with a very complex mathematical formula.  You can find the details of it here if you’re so inclined. http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Baguenaudier.html

Size: From the tip of his trunck to the end of his tail the elephant base is 170mm long. Height: 113mm.  The puzzle comes in a calico bag with a solution enclosed.

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Weight 0.115 kg
Dimensions 7 × 17 × 12 cm
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