Wallingford Toy Works

12 piece altekruse puzzle

12 piece altekruse

This family of puzzles is unusual in that all of the pieces are identical. It has many variations. W. Altekruse, an American of German-Austrian decent, originally patented the 12-piece version in 1890. The actual origin of the puzzle is unknown, yet the name 'Altekruse' means 'old cross' in German. This may be just a coincidence.

The original puzzle consisted of 12 pieces, but Stewart Coffin discovered 14, 36, and 38 piece variations.

  Puzzle - 5" x 5" x 5"
  Piece - 3/4" x 3/4" x 5"
  Number of pieces - 12

Woods: oak, cherry, walnut & ash in combination

Cost: $20.00


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