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 Post subject: Wanted: Origin of puzzles
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:32 am 
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Hi,
Currently I am digging through some old images on my HDD and try to trace their origin. In ten of them I failed and ask for your help.
This is the first one:
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Do you know the builder?
The year?
The name?

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 Post subject: Re: Wanted: Origin of puzzles
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:02 pm 
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I speculate that you took the photo at the 2008 German Cube Day and the puzzle is Milan's Bandage Square 1. It can be found on Frank Tiex's site- http://www.tiex.de/cubecorner/events/gcd2008.php

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 Post subject: Re: Wanted: Origin of puzzles
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:59 pm 
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Tony Fisher wrote:
I speculate that you took the photo at the 2008 German Cube Day and the puzzle is Milan's Bandage Square 1. It can be found on Frank Tiex's site- http://www.tiex.de/cubecorner/events/gcd2008.php

wow!
Thanks for sharing that link.
I have found myself on one of the images. Solving a 9cm 3x3x3 in competition with the little boy Mats was my judge. :lol: :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Wanted: Origin of puzzles
PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:39 am 
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Thank you Tony.
I totally forgot that.
Can you (or anybody else) trace back this one?


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 Post subject: Re: Wanted: Origin of puzzles
PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:10 pm 
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No luck this time. Therefore it goes to the archive.

This is the next one:
Can anybody help me and send/upload some images of meaningful size without watermarks?
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 Post subject: Re: Wanted: Origin of puzzles
PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:55 pm 
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What about these:
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 Post subject: Re: Wanted: Origin of puzzles
PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:04 pm 
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I found 3 things for you.(Yes I know your going to hate me)

http://society6.com/nathanlittler/rubik ... 193&18=126

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/481181541409574720/

http://www.redbubble.com/people/dystopi ... row-pillow

Wheres the link for the pillows at Gus? I love them a lot.

Here you go guys I found it.

http://www.shopncsx.com/rubikscubecushi ... 01pg1bexm7

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 Post subject: Re: Wanted: Origin of puzzles
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:20 am 
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Thank you Gus,

@Darren: Yes. I will answer that when I am in a sensible mood again.

For the rest of the forum:
Does anybody knows if this is a twistypuzzle?
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 Post subject: Re: Wanted: Origin of puzzles
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:35 am 
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if it folds into different shapes, it's a Yoshimoto Cube from the early 1970's (or perhaps half of one).
it might be considered a dissection puzzle, rather than a twisty puzzle.


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 Post subject: Re: Wanted: Origin of puzzles
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:42 am 
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Andreas Nortmann wrote:
Does anybody knows if this is a twistypuzzle?
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Maybe a Yoshimoto Cube?

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 Post subject: Re: Wanted: Origin of puzzles
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:45 am 
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Andreas Nortmann wrote:
Does anybody knows if this is a twistypuzzle?
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I need to check but this looks a bit like one of those famous folding puzzles. Nowadays they tend to be just 8 cubes but the originals split into two and stellated shapes are possible. I think the name is Japanese but I forget what it is.
Edit: I see mathkid just beat me to it. I agree with Yoshimoto Cube.

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 Post subject: Re: Wanted: Origin of puzzles
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 Post subject: Re: Wanted: Origin of puzzles
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:21 am 
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Thank you guys for filling my knowledge gaps.
It is not a true twisty puzzle but nontheless fascinating.

Does anybody can identify this puzzle?
I am sorry but this small image is everything I have.


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 Post subject: Re: Wanted: Origin of puzzles
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:20 am 
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You can see a better image here : http://www.puzzlein.com/museum/puttogether/eykose.html
It's a put-together puzzle.

Just found more information, the name of the puzzle is Ey-Ko-Se, an edge matching puzzle : http://home.comcast.net/~stegmann/pattern.htm#em3d

And a link to a thread here on TP : viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2491&view=previous

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 Post subject: Re: Wanted: Origin of puzzles
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:39 am 
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Thank you mixer.
Four/five puzzles are left.
Once again I need a puzzle identified.
It seems like the video recorder in the back was used by a german.


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 Post subject: Re: Wanted: Origin of puzzles
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:05 pm 
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That last one looks like a twistball


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 Post subject: Re: Wanted: Origin of puzzles
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:41 pm 
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Here called Lopta Still Ball (inventor Josip Matijek):
http://www.hsin.hr/inova/iz-062.htm

But I'm also pretty sure that this is identical to the Twistballs of the same inventor.


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 Post subject: Re: Wanted: Origin of puzzles
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:48 am 
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Thank you two. Maybe that was one of the prototypes?

What about this pillow?


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 Post subject: Re: Wanted: Origin of puzzles
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:51 pm 
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Vintage Crochet 1980's Rubiks Cube Pillow Pattern
https://www.etsy.com/listing/96795678/v ... ube-square

So this cushions are custom made after the crochet instructions you can buy at above link.


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 Post subject: Re: Wanted: Origin of puzzles
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:47 pm 
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Unfortunately I don't know her.

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 Post subject: Re: Wanted: Origin of puzzles
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:43 pm 
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Good News and the bad news.

First good news is that I have both of them(1 solved and 1 mixed up). I got them on Ebay a while back solved and mixed up because that's what I ordered.

Now the bad news.(Yes I know your going to hate me)

I just get by using the computer and have to ask my friend if he could help because I suck at this stuff. My friend he has 2 awesome kids and a awesome wife so he's very busy. I'll ask this weekend if he can help me. I hope.

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 Post subject: Re: Wanted: Origin of puzzles
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:25 pm 
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Not sure if this helps- https://www.etsy.com/listing/96795678/v ... ube-square

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