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William Altekruse Mechanical Puzzles

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William Altekruse is an assembly mechanical puzzle designer from Austria. His symmetrical 12-piece burr puzzle ‘Altekruse Puzzle’ was patented in 1890. You can read about the Altekruse puzzle in Stewart Coffin’s fantastic book, ‘The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections‘.

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William Altekruse Puzzles

William produced some very popular puzzles, of which many are below (Please feel free to update on missing puzzles).

Altekruse Puzzle

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Altekruse Puzzle by William © Nick Baxter (BaxterWeb)

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