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Victorian wooden impossible dovetail joint

This is an example of an impossible object, so called because there appears to be no way to separate the two pieces which are joined with a dovetail joint on all four sides. Because the idea of this puzzle is to take it apart, people interested in mechanical puzzles also classify this as a Take Apart Puzzle.

Item Details

Size 30 x 30 x 120mm
Date Probably late 19th century.
Key Phrases ,
Ref no N3164 P42