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Puzzle:16 to 1 Uncle Sam's Puzzle

ca. 1900

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

The maker of this dexterity puzzle, "16 to 1 Uncle Sam's Puzzle" is unknown. An unusual kind of puzzle, the game features one large weighted ball and 16 small metal balls. The object is to get the large one into its appropriate hole, and all the smaller ones into one other hole. It is unclear how this relates to the character Uncle Sam, but the game features an early image of him on the box cover.

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  • Title: Puzzle:16 to 1 Uncle Sam's Puzzle
  • Date Created: ca. 1900
  • Subject Keywords: Uncle Sam
  • Type: Puzzles
  • Medium: printed paper, cardboard
  • Object ID: 107.4147

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