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Creator : Hoffmann Professor, 1839-1919
Source : Mechanical puzzles
Place Of Creation : London
Publisher : F. Warne & Co.
Date of creation : [1896]
Additional Creator : Lucy Collection
Format : Book
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Donated by : Lucy Family
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Description :

In the Lucy Collection at the State Library of South Australia there are numerous puzzles and tricks that were used by the Lucy family for entertainment. These puzzles are of many types: dexterity and patience, tanglement, assemblement and interlocking.

William Everard Lucy also had the answers to working out the puzzles: Professor Hoffmann's Mechanical puzzles, as well as his Arithmetical puzzles and Miscellaneous puzzles. All of these were published in the late 1890s, when William Everard was already an adult and with a young and growing family. It is easy to imagine him amusing his children with the puzzles and them, in turn, learning the secrets.

Related names :

Lucy, William Everard (1860-1939)

Further reading :

The Australian kids' book of brainteasers and puzzles, illustrated by Patrick Cook, London; Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1984

Bayfield, Juliana. The Lucy Collection children's books and games of the nineteenth century, [Adelaide: The Library], 1984

Costello, Matthew J. The greatest puzzles of all time, New York: Prentice Hall Press, c1988

Everyman's classic puzzles, [compiled by] Gyles Brandreth, London: Dent, 1985

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